Understanding Periodical Information in ALICE – OHIO University Libraries

Many article databases contain links to the full text of articles, but some do not. And in other cases you may have a citation for an article in a book or journal you are reading, but there is nothing to click on to get the full text. Here’s what to do:

    1. Go to our ALICE Catalog and click on the tab for a Periodical Title search.
    2. Enter the name of the magazine, journal, or newspaper–NOT the author or title of the article.
    3. Using Newsweekas our example, you would get a result like this:


    4. Here’s the main part of the record for item #1, above:

      If you have the full citation for an article in the journal housed in the Athens Library Annex, you can also use our Document Express service to request a scanned copy of the article.

    5. These volumes (in item #6, above) are online:


If we don’t own the journal you need or if we do, but not the right year of it, you will need to use our Interlibrary Loan service to request the article from another library. You cannot request journal articles through OhioLINK.

This example covers most of the issues involved in locating the full text of finding journals in ALICE. Whenever you have problems finding particular articles, don’t hesitate to Ask a Librarian.