In indexes where there is no full text, remember to check the Find It Button , or search the Journals List and/or Catalyst to see whether Carleton or St. Olaf subscribes to the journals online or in print.
If you are looking only for scholarly and/or peer-reviewed journals, how can you tell?
Look up the title in: Ulrichsweb.com. Ulrich's is the authoritative source of bibliographic and publisher information on more than 300,000 periodicals of all types — academic and scholarly journals, Open Access publications, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more from around the world. It specifically states if a journal is academic [under "document type"] and if it is peer-reviewed [under "Refereed"].
A complete list of indexes and databases is available through the Library's home page under the Databases tab.
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.
If you've requested something from Carleton, it usually comes the next week day.
If you've requested it through ILLiad, it will probably come in several days to two weeks, depending on how busy the library filling your request is. Please be patient -- remember someone has to go find the print journal on the shelf, bring it to a scanner, scan it and then send it on to you.