Journals can be found in both the online and print collections. To find a specific journal use the tools below:

Publication Finder

Use this tool to find journals online

  • Type the name of a specific journal in the box above OR browse by subject using the link in the top left-hand corner
  • Click a database link under the “Full-text Access” heading
    • Journals may be found in multiple databases
    • Take note of the years of coverage listed to the side of the database name. Some databases may have a content delay.
  • Once you are in the database, locate the volume, issue and date of the journal you want to open the digital table of contents


  • Use the “Search within this journal” option

Library Catalog

Use this tool to find journals in print

Journal Search

  • Type the name of a specific journal in the box above to see the library’s holdings.
  • Click on the title of the journal to see the library’s years of coverage and journal location and call number.
    • Most journals will be found in the Bound Periodicals section on the second floor of the library.
  • If you need help with finding print journals call the Reference Desk at 501-450-5224 or contact us using the Ask A Librarian service.

What are Journals?

  • Journals are publications containing selected articles about a certain topic, academic discipline, or field of study. They may be completely print-based, completely online, or most often a combination of both.
  • Journals are sometimes referred to as periodicals or serials because they are published multiple times a year on a set schedule (i.e. monthly, quarterly, bi-annually, etc)
  • Academic journals are often referred to as scholarly or peer-reviewed due to the rigorous process of review and revision that articles undergo before they are published.
    • Articles are reviewed by experts in the discipline or field of study that the journal is created for.
    • To find out if a journal is peer-reviewed, look it up in Publication Finder and click on the title for details.