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This Doesn't Look Like a Journal Title!
- Frequently when you look at a citation in a book or journal, or when you are using an index, the title of the journal is abbreviated. It may look like this:
- Jn D Rv
- Int J Theor
- Search results for above examples:
- Jn D Rv = Jane's Defence Review
- Int J Theor = International Journal of Theoretical Physics
- In order to find out if the WSU Libraries own the title, you should follow these steps:
- Go to the Griffin Catalog. Choose "Journals, Magazines, Newspapers." Choose "Journal Title." Then do a "title search" using the abbreviation. Some journal titles have the abbreviations in Griffin, but most do not. If you do not find the journal this way, you must first find the real title, and then search Griffin using that real title.
- Check the library web page that provides links to online sources of abbreviated titles and full titles. When you find the full title, do a "title search" in Griffin to see if we own it.
- If you are unable to locate the correct title for the abbreviation using the website, come to the reference desk at Holland or Owen Libraries. Use the book Periodical Title Abbreviations to locate your title.
- If none of the above work, ask your librarian for help. We know many other sources.
- Once you have the correct title you can use the Griffin Catalog to find out if any WSU library owns the title.