There are many different ways to see if the University of Denver subscribes to a specific journal. The main method is to search the catalog in the “Books, Journals & More” tab of the library website. It can be done by keyword, since journal titles that have the keywords in the title will bubble up to the top. For example, a search on the keyword “science” will bring up the journal Science to the top. You may have to scan the screen to see which set of links provide access to the current issues, and which links provide access to back issues.
One could also search by “periodical title” in the “Books, Journals & More” tab, and this will take you to the classic catalog view of a journal record. (See this example for the journal, Nature Biotechnology.) Students and faculty can also use the E-Journal Finder in our Research Guides. These three methods also work for magazine titles, newspaper titles, and other periodical and serial titles.
But, it isn’t always that easy. Many journals change their titles, change publishers, split into two or more parts, merge into other journals, and do other things that can make it difficult to track down.
If you find a journal record, but there is no link to the year or volume that you are looking for, you could look at the bottom of the record to see if it was called something else before or after the journal you are looking at.
For the journal Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter (1978-1997), it was continued by Physical review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics (1998-present) and it was continued from Physical review. B, Solid State (1970-1978). Before 1970, the whole journal was simply called Physical Review (1913-1969) before it split into parts A through E. There was also a “first series” of the Physical Review that ran from 1893-1912.
Please let us know if you have any difficulty finding the journal you need to consult.