Go to the Online and Print Journals page, enter the title of the journal, and see if it is available in any of our subscription databases or in the Library in physical form. Check to make sure your date is covered, then click on the database name, or make a note to come by the library. If we don't have direct access to the journal issue you need, please fill out an interlibrary loan request form.
Yes, there was life before computers! We still have the old printed journal indexes which are useful for articles written before computerized databases. However, for most topics it would be more time saving to look at the bibliography of the most current secondary book on the topic that is available.
These indexes are now housed on the 4th floor in the periodicals room.
Poole's Index to Periodical Literature (1802-1906). Index AI3 .P7 1938. This is included in the database 19th Century Masterfile, available at Sam Houston State University Library, Texas A & M University Library, and the University of Texas at Austin.
Combined Retrospective Index to Journals in History, 1838-1974. Index Z6205 .C18.
Nineteenth Century Reader's Guide (1890-1899). Index AI3 .R47.
Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature (1900-2001). Index AI3 .R47.
International Index to Periodicals. (1907-1965). Index AI3 .R49.
Social Science and Humanities Index (1955-1974). Index AI3 .R49.
Humanities Index (1974-1996). Index AI3 .H35.