I love a good e-Journal. It’s the best thing since sliced bread. (I know. I said the same thing about Wikipedia. Call me fickle.) There is nothing that matches the instantaneous acquisition of information. (Gee. I have SO much research to do. Click. Click. Click. OK, I’m done now.) But sometimes, an e-Journal just won’t do you justice. Here’s why…
Let’s say you are looking for Torah U-Madda Journal for 2013. You go to the e-Journal tab on our home page, type in the title, and hit search. You will find that the database JSTOR Complete has this journal from 01/01/1989 to 01/31/2008.
The Torah U-Madda Journal from 2013 can be found at Kew Gardens Hills, the Women’s Building (the Lander Colleges for Men and Women, respectively) and Miami Beach. Yo, print journal, u madda to me!
When you need an article from this journal, you can visit the print volume to photocopy it, or if you are not at Midtown, ask your librarian to request it from us. We will be glad to provide it for you.
The moral of this story is if you can’t find the title you need as an ejournal, don’t forget about old school print. Search for your title in the catalog, and you might be pleasantly surprised!
Contributed by: Carol Schapiro, Librarian, Midtown Library