IUP Libraries E-Journal Collection

  • graphic showing how e-journals and databases are related

    When you’re in the library or using our website, you will frequently see references to both IUP’s library databases as well as the library’s e-journals.

    One of the most important things to recognize while searching through our collections is that databases and e-journals are intimately connected—in fact, you might say they are practically the same thing!

    E-journals are contained within our research databases. The databases we subscribe to contain millions of articles from thousands of journals, and all of the articles from a particular journal can be thought of as an electronic version of that journal.

    These e-journals are full-text articles, downloadable to your computer, and usually appear just as they did when they were first published in print. So when you hear “e-journal,” remember that you’ll find those articles in our library databases. The picture above is a conceptual diagram of how e-journals and databases are related.

    How do I Find an E-Journal?

    The best way to find a journal is to use our IUP Library Search to locate the journal by title. If we have an electronic version of it, it will say “Check for full text” or “Online” in the results list. From there, clicking on the title will give you more details, including a link to the database where you’ll find the journal.

    Another way to search for e-journals is to open up one of our library databases and begin searching for an article topic or for the title of a journal. If you find a full-text article, you’ve found part of our e-journal collection.