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Don't assume that because you are using one of our databases, that we have every article listed.  Periodical indexes don't tell you if the library has a particular journal.  But they do give you all the information you need to find the article, such as:  journal title/ volume and date/ starting page.

Many electronic databases include a feature called "ArticleLinker" like the one below.
"ArticleLinker" checks the following to determine if the library owns the particular journal:
  • other electronic databases for the full text
  • the A-Z list of e-journals for additional information
  • the library catalog record for print or microform formats of the journal
  • the online InterLibrary Loan request form

Now let's say you found the following citation in a periodical index without ArticleLinker:

     "Hispanic Educational Attainment:  The Effects of Family Background and Nativity."  By:  Wojtkiewicz, Robert A.; Donato, Katharine M..  Social Forces, Dec 95, Vol. 74 Issue 2, p559, 16p, 5 charts

With this information you can search the Fordham Library Catalog to see:

  1. If the library currently subscribes to the journal.
  2. If the library has back issues, including the one you need, in either print or microform.
  3. If the journal is available as an electronic resource.
Search the Library Catalog by entering the journal name in the search box and selecting "Periodical Title" from the pull down menu.

The good news is that Fordham owns this journal.

Search Results #1:

The URL link at the lower right of the record for Social Forces [electronic resource] links you to the online providers for Social Forces;  for example "Proquest Research Library"

Search Results #2:


The "Details" button gives Holdings information for each campus. For Example: Rose Hill location has volume 4 (1925) through volume 82 (2003/04) shelved under the call number H1.S6.

Search Results #3: The catalog record button indicates that the title Social Forces is a continuation of the earlier title Journal of Social Forces(see Search Results #3 and #4)

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