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Finding Paper Journals

Most (but not all) magazines and journals are delivered online, including historical backfiles.  All journal subscriptions at MSU Libraries will have a record in the Online Catalog .  You will see separate records for the paper subscription to the journal (if one exists) and the online subscription.  They will appear like this:

Paper journal: Economic Geology and the Bulletin of the Society of Economic Geologists
Online Journal: Geophysical Research Letters

Bound paper journals are generally located in our Remote Storage facility.  You may either request the volume to be physically delivered, or individual articles may be scanned by staff and delivered to you online. 

  • Request a paper volume delivered to the main library or faculty may request it delivered to their offices. Request by clicking the purple "Get it!" button in the library catalog record.
  • Request a scan of an article using our MSU Article Retrieval Service

Note: Journals can change names slightly over time and be represented in the library catalog across several records.  Journal of Geophysical Research is a prime example!  

If you have trouble finding what you need, please ask the Geology Librarian or on nights/weekends Ask a Librarian.

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Kathleen Weessies
Geosciences Librarian; Social Sciences Coordinator; Head, Map Library
MSU Libraries
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Michigan State University