How to Use Electronic Journals

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What are Electronic Journals?

Similar to print journals, electronic journals (e-journals) present stories on a variety of topics. Unlike print, a single subscription can be read by many people at once. An added feature of e-journals is that the entire text of just about every story is searchable. Often, graphics are also searchable.

Neither LexisNexis nor Gale are e-journals: they are online indexes to thousands of newspapers and magazines worldwide. ScienceDirect, Wiley Interscience, SpringerLink and many others are both collections of and search engines for thousands of e-journals. In most cases, the full text of stories is freely accessible; in a very few cases, unless you are a subscriber -which Tufts is, to thousands of e-journals- full text access is only available for a fee.

They usually take one of two forms:

How to Identify and Locate E-journals

To find out about new e-journals, in addition to the above:

How to Search E-journals




Printing, saving, emailing

Selected List of Tufts E-journal Collections

Alt-PressWatch, Ethnic NewsWatch and GenderWatch
Newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority, native and alternative press. The titles represent the diversity of the American population in ways that are generally not seen in the mainstream media.
Blackwell Synergy
More than 650 journals are available to search in a wide variety of disciplines.
Cambridge Journals Online and Oxford University Press
Full text for almost 300 journals in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities.
An archive of older issues of hundreds of journals in arts, sciences, social sciences, ecology, botany, and business.
Project Muse
Access to the fulltext of several hundred journals published by Johns Hopkins Press, Indiana University Press and other university presses in arts, humanities, and social sciences.
Sage Journals
Journal coverage for education, political science, psychology, sociology and more.
Access to over 1000 titles in the Elsevier Science journal collection along with journals from a host of societies and science, technology and medical publishers.

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