E-Journal Title List FAQ

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Why Use the E-Journal List?

  • Quick access via Find It to more than 26,000 e-journals, magazines, newsletters and newspapers
  • Search for e-journals by title words or browse A-Z lists
  • Browse e-journals by subject
  • Browse e-journals by publisher/provider (list of these vendors in "More Options")
  • These e-journals are also accessible through the Library Catalog
  • Looking for articles on a topic? Use the databases and indexes in the E-Resource Gateway to do that type of searching
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What's Included in the List?

  • Full-text e-journals only -- not just tables of contents and/or abstracts
  • More than 26,000 e-journals, magazines, newsletters and newspapers, most of which are licensed by the UW Libraries for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff access (although some are free and open to anyone)
  • Titles available as part of a collection or database (e.g. Lexis/Nexis)
  • Titles available from many publishers/providers (listed by vendor in More Options)
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What if I Can't Find the Title or Issues I Want?

  • Some journals are available only in print format in campus libraries
  • Some electronic journals do not include older issues online. In some cases, the UW Libraries may not have an active subscription to an e-journal. You can check the Library Catalog for print journals
  • The UW Libraries may not have the article or journal you need but you can use interlibrary loan/document delivery to get it
  • You can always Ask a Librarian about the availability of your item
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How May I Submit a Request To the Libraries To Subscribe to an E-Journal?

Please fill out a purchase recommendation form and we will consider your request.

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Who Pays for E-Journals?

  • Subscriptions to e-journals are paid for by UW-Madison Libraries or, in some cases, with UW-System shared funds
  • Others are free on the Internet or on a trial basis
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Who Can Use The E-Journals?

  • Our licensed e-journals are authorized for use by the UW-Madison community. Authorized users include current faculty, staff, and students at UW-Madison and members of the general public who use the workstations provided in campus libraries. Access is restricted to UW-Madison IP addresses only (including WiscWorld access and library off-campus online access).
  • Anyone may use the e-journals which are freely available on the Internet
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To Whom Should I Direct Questions or Problems?

Send an email to us if you have a question or problem and we'll get a response to you as soon as possible.

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