Answered By: Katie Bishop
Last Updated: May 06, 2015     Views: 15

Hi Donna,

Your very first step will be to see which databases carry the journal you need. I will walk you through how to do a search in "Learning Disability Quarterly."

1) Go to our homepage:, and click on the "Journals" tab located above the catalog search bar. This is on the upper right side of the page.

2) When the box pops up that says "Title begins with," type "Learning Disability Quarterly" in the search bar and hit "search."

3) You then get a list of where you can locate this journal. Each database offers a different date range for the journal. Choose which database you'd like to use, and click on its name. I'm going to recommend "Academic Search Premier" if it has the dates you need.

4) Once you click on the database name, a search page comes up. You can then either browse by issue (issue dates listed on right side of page) or click "Search within this publication" which is located on the upper right side of the page, above the list of issue dates. Since you're searching for a particular subject, using the "Search within this publication" will probably be your best bet.

5) When you click on "Search within this publication" a new search page comes up. In the first search box at the top of the page, you will see: JN "Learning Disability Quarterly" highlighted in blue. Make sure to leave this in the box to ensure the database is searching only this journal! In the box below is where you can type in the subject you're searching. Also make sure that the little box to the left says "AND," to ensure the database is searching the journal AND your subject.

6) The rest of this page is pretty standard, as you can also limit by document type, publication type, publication date, etc.

You can follow these steps for the other two journals you listed, which are available through our databases. I hope this helps! Please let me know if you need further assistance!

Danielle S.


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