Access toThree Journals: Case Study



What You Can Do: Access to Journals

The question of whether UMass Lowell faculty, students and staff have access to certain journals often arises. There are a few simple search techniques which can quickly indicate the answer to these questions. This guide describes how a question of this kind was answered by UMass Lowell Librarians.

The Question

The question which arrived on the librarian's desk read as follows:

I wanted to virtually introduce you to a Graduate Student,who I will be working with next semester on a project regarding Helen Keller.  In his capacity as Research Assistant, Josh will be doing literature reviews in 3 journals to see who has written about Helen Keller from 2007-2017.
The names of the 3 journals are: Disability and Society, Disability Studies Quarterly, and the Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research.
Do you know if he and I will have access to these journals?  If we do not have access to them, can you please purchase them so that we can complete our research?