As you search and look through results lists trying to determine what articles are worth reading based on their titles, you can also consider what journal they are from. If you know just a little bit about a few of the journals in the field, it will help you determine what kind of article it might be before you even open it up. Here are some to get to know.
Scholarly journals are going to be found, in most cases, either online or in print.
Searching Catalyst and using the Find It button are the best ways to determine what kind of subscription the library has and how to get your hands (or eyes, as the case may be) on it.
Following are explanations of the different results you'll get using the Find It button.
When you click the "Find It!" button, you will be taken to a record for the article in Catalyst. That record will tell you whether this is available electronically, in print, both, or neither. If it is available, you will see a message "Online Access" near the top of the page.
Scrolling down will show you the electronic options for that article...
Follow a link and you'll be taken to the article.
If the library subscribes in print, you need to find the call number for the journal in Catalyst. Then go to the moving stacks on the 3rd floor of the library where the journals are. Catalyst shows the call number so you know where to find it on 3rd Libe.
If the print copy is only at St. Olaf, log in to Catalyst, then click the St. Olaf Library entry to expand it. Find the issue you need, then click the Request link to have the journal sent over to Carleton, where you can pick it up at the Circulation Desk.
If Carleton doesn't subscribe to the journal for the issue you need, make a request through Interlibrary Loan.