An ISSN is an 8-digit code used to identify newspapers, journals, magazines and periodicals of all kinds and on all media–print and electronic. They may contain numbers and letters.
An ISSN is formatted like this: 1234-5678
The inclusion of an ISSN speeds up an ILL request for an article. It is now a required field for ILL requests.
When you click on the link to the article or to Find Full Text in Fox Hunt or a database, a page will open with information about the article, including the ISSN. You'll usually find it under the article title.
In the Fox Hunt search results, click on the item's title. The ISSN will appear towards the end of the information offered on this page under details.
Databases offer additional information about journals, newspapers and magazines. Click on the journal, newspaper or magazine name and check the journal information for the ISSN. It is not always as straightforward as the example below, but look for areas labeled "Journal Information" or "About the Journal" which are common places to find the ISSN.
Search Google for the ISSN by entering in the “Journal title” enclosed in quotes, followed by journal and “issn number.”
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