Library FAQ

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Search the library catalog for the *journal title* (not the article title). This will tell you if the library subscribes to the journal in print or online.
 
 
If we do not subscribe to the journal you will see a title browse list, with the text “your entry __________ would be here”. You can place an Interlibrary Loan request for articles in journals we do not subscribe to.
 
If we do subscribe to the journal it may come in several different formats: microfiche, microfilm, current periodicals, bound periodicals and full-text online.
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Graduate students, faculty and staff may check out current and bound periodicals for 2 days. All other users must use the periodicals in the library (photocopiers are available).

To access your Randall Library catalog account so that you can see fines and due dates, what resources you have checked out, or what holds you have waiting for you, go to My Account.

For interlibrary loan requests, log in here: https://illiad.uncw.edu/logon.html 

To access a database, journal, ebook, or other resource from off campus, you will be prompted to log in with your UNCW credentials.

To log in, please enter:

  • Your campus username (email address)
  • Your campus (email) password
  • You will be prompted to authenticate via DUO

Once logged in, you will be automatically transferred to the resource you selected.

Problems with your login?

To access these resources from off-campus, start at the library website and use the links provided on our Find Databases page, or in our Library Catalog.

When you select a licensed resource such as a database, e-journal, or e-book from our website, library catalog or other library search tool, you may be prompted to log in. If you are on campus or using the UNCW VPN, you will not be prompted to log in. 

gif showing login process from login screen to DUO authentication screen

To log in, please enter:

  • Your campus username (email address)
  • Your campus (email) password
  • You will be prompted to authenticate via DUO

Once logged in, you will be automatically transferred to the resource you selected.

 

*Remote online access is only available to currently registered students, and currently employed staff and faculty.

Bound Journals are located on the second floor. See the map.

Current Journals and Current Magazines and Newspapers are located on the first floor, near the entrance to Port City Java.  See the map.