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Civil Engineering and science

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Engineering & Science Journals at the Tech Library

Below is a brief list of metallurgy and materials science journals available through the Tech Library.  Follow the link to access the journals or to see a record of where the journal is located in the library.  To search all journals available from the library, please visit our A to Z Journal List

Searching for Journals

Use the Journals A to Z link on the library homepage to look up journals in electronic format. Enter the journal name in the search box. Then click on the journal title, for example "AIHAJ - American Industrial Hygiene Association." You'll get something like this: 

American industrial hygiene association

Full text available via Informaworld Taylor & Francis Science and Technology Library
available from 1958 volume: 19 issue 1 until 1999 volume: 60 issue: 6

The dates tell you what issues of the journal are available.  The links go to our sources that have full-text articles from this journal.  Click the "Full text available" link to go to database and search for your article. 

If the journal you are looking for is in print form, then the journal will instead be listed with a library call number. All journals in print form are filed alphabetically on the first floor of the library.

If you are searching for a journal article or journal based on a citation, journal article citations usually look similar to this:

Authorname, A.B. (2008). "Title of article." Journal Name. Vol 25, issue 3, pages 47-58.

There is a lot of useful information here. You can search for the information based on the author's name, the title of the article, and the name of the journal. Additionally, the volume, issue, and page numbers help you find the correct article within an issue of a journal and help you verify you've found the correct article. 

You can search by any of these pieces of information (author, title, journal, etc...) by doing a quick search of the library catalog.  


Is it Peer Reviewed?

Peer-reviewed publications have been read and approved by scholars and professionals within the author's field prior to publication. Peer review indicates a higher quality of scholarship, and when doing research you should look for articles designated as peer-reviewed.

How do you find out if an article is peer-reviewed?

Check your journal in Ulrich’s Periodical Directory

  1. Select Montana Tech Library under Library Selector (if you are on campus you can skip this step).
  2. Select Advanced Search to the right of the large central search bar.
  3. Enter the title of the journal in the Title search bar.
  4. You can use the Limit Your Results option to narrow your search.

No result? Change “Title Exact” to “Title Keyword”.

Still no result?  Look in the article information for the ISSN number, copy and paste it into the search box, and change your Ulrich’s advanced search to ISSN.

Several results?  Look for the one with the closest or exact title, and which matches the publishing location given in the article information. 

How do I know?
If the journal is peer-reviewed (or “refereed” as Ulrich’s calls it), you’ll see a little referee’s shirt (black and white striped) to the left of the title:  

Still don’t know and really want to use the article?  Ask a librarian!