How Do I Find Journal/Magazine Articles?

Finding Journal and Magazine Articles

To find magazine articles, look for the link to the ELM (Electronic Library for Minnesota) Databases on the Sierra Encore Catalog menu bar under Traverse des Sioux Regional Library web page For Library Users, or click this link. When you see the list of ELM Databases, select one of the resources, and have your library card available because you will be prompted to enter your 14 digit barcode from your card. The ELM Databases will provide access to the full text of many magazine and journal articles.  If the full text is not available, you can request a copy of the article through your local library. Be sure to email or print the citation information for your local librarian.
An alternative way to search for articles is to click MnLINK Gateway from the Sierra ENCORE Catalog menu bar. This opens a window to the MnLINK Gateway search page. Above the search box is a field labeled Current Profile, which defaults to All catalogs for the MnLINK Gateway. Click the arrow next to the box to get a drop-down list of databases. Select a database labeled ELM, such as “Full text journals/magazines” and enter your keywords in the search box. From the results list, click the title of an article you wish to view. If the full-text of the article is available, there will be a link to it at the bottom of the article citation. If full-text is not available, you can request a copy by clicking the <Get it> button in the upper right hand corner of the screen. If you have not already logged onto MnLINK Gateway, you’ll be prompted for your 14 digit library barcode. Type in your barcode (no spaces) and click the red <Sign in> button.  (You do not need to enter a PIN or a password.) You’ll then see your request for the article. In the upper right hand corner, click the link Request via Interlibrary Loan. A form will display, with the article information already filled in. Find the Pickup Location box, and select a pickup library from the list of Traverse des Sioux member libraries, then click the red <Submit> button. The system assigns an ILL tracking number. You can track the status of your request by signing into MnLINK Gateway at any time and clicking the My Requests link. Click the Sign out link on the far left column to end your session.
The TdS member library that you selected for pickup will notify you when your article has been received.