Now that our new RINC version can accept magazine and journal article requests, it’s a good time to review some tips in verifying. Please feel free to add your own suggestions to these:
- Always begin with our own resources. Check the A to Z list that’s found on our Databases and Research page and don’t forget to look at FirstSearch where there are several databases of magazines/journals.
- If it’s not available in any of the e-resources in #1, do a search for the journal/magazine title. Many of the journals produced by societies and organizations have indexing available on the website and some even have full text articles available.
- If you cannot verify the magazine or journal title, please do a reference interview and don’t send the request along until you can verify the title of the magazine/journal. ILL cannot proceed unless they have that verification.