Journals and Periodicals

NSCC Libraries provides access to over 87,000 periodicals and journals, 28,000+ of which are online. Here's how to find them.

Journals A-Z Service

Creating an EBSCO Account

An EBSCO Account is required to use the save search or alert features.

  1. Select the Advanced Search tab located at the top of the database screen.
  2. Select the Sign in to My EBSCOhost located in the upper left corner.
  3. Select create a New Account or login to your existing account.

Journal Alerts and Saved Searches

NOTE: These instructions are for EBSCO Databases ONLY

In many of the college databases, a searcher is able to establish a profile that permits them to:

  • Save a search that can be run at a later time.

  • Set up a Journal Alert where the table of contents of a journal is e-mailed to the searcher.

How to...

These instructions are for EBSCO Databases ONLY.

All searches need to be executed from the Advanced Search tab in order to be saved.

  1. Conduct the search
  2. Select the Search History/Alerts tab beside the Results tab. A history of all the searches is displayed.
  3. Select the Save Searches/Alerts tab.
  4. Assign a name to the search so that is recognizable in the future.
  5. Select the frequency.
  6. Complete the E-Mail Properties if the alert results are to be e-mailed. Select Save.

The search can now be run at any time. Select Retrieve Searches OR Retrieve Alerts option(s) from within the Advanced Search - Search History/Alerts tab.

  1. Select the desired journal by completing a journal title search from within the Publications tab.
  2. Click Alert/Save/Share in the right hand corner of the Publications window.
  3. Choose Create an Alert from the pop-up window - Journal Alert window appears
  4. In the Run Alert For field, select how long the alert should run (i.e. 1, 2, 6 months or 1 year).
  5. Complete the E-Mail Properties so the alert results are e-mailed.
  6. Select whether the e-mail should include a link to the journal's table of contents or links to the individual articles.
  7. Click Save.

As new issues are published, a table of contents is e-mailed.

Log into an EBSCO account

  1. Select the Advanced Search - Search History/Alerts tab.

  2. Select either the Retrieve Searches or Retrieve Alerts option(s)

Folder view should display

  • Results List Items - periodical citations that have been marked during the search process can be accessed in this folder.
  • Persistent Links to Searches - Persistent linking allows a user to include links to articles within EBSCOhost databases on their own web pages.
  • Saved Searches - access/edit/delete any searches they have saved.
  • Search Alerts - access/edit/delete any search alerts they have saved.
  • Journal Alerts - access/edit/delete any Journal Alerts they have saved.
  • Web Pages - access/edit/delete any web pages they have saved.