Web resources helpful for librarians doing research

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online journals & periodicals

the journals and periodicals listed allow free access to at least some full text

American Association of Law Libraries - Publications

While much of the full content of these publications is only available to members of the Association and subscribers, selected issues and supplemental materials of AALL Spectrum and Law Library Journal are available in PDF format.


"Ariadne magazine is aimed at both librarians and information science professionals in academic libraries, and also to interested lay people in the UK Higher Education community. Its principal geographic focus is the UK, but it is widely read in the US and worldwide." -- Title page

ARL Publications

Publication and Resources for the Association of Research Libraries.

Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science & Technology

"The Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science & Technology is a bimonthly publication that serves as the newsletter of the Society and publishes short articles on a broad range of topics of current concern to ASIS members. The magazine focuses particularly on material of interest to practitioners." -- "Purpose & Scope" page

Bulletin of the Medical Library Association (BMLA)

Full text from January, 2000 to October, 2001. Title changed to Journal of the Medical Library Association with January 2002 issue.

Code4Lib Journal

"The Code4Lib Journal exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future." -- Mission page

College & Research Libraries

Offers abstracts of articles and full text of book reviews from each issue of College & Research Libraries, along with indexes for each volume back to 1996.

College & Research Libraries News

Offers selected full-text articles from each issue of College & Research Libraries News, among other goodies.

Computers in Libraries

"Computers in Libraries is a monthly magazine that provides complete coverage of the news and issues in the rapidly evolving field of library information technology. Focusing on the practical application of technology in community, school, academic, and special libraries, CIL includes discussions of the impact of emerging computer technologies on library systems and services, and on the library community itself." -- Title page

D-lib Magazine: The Magazine of Digital Library Research

Via the D-Lib Forum, magazine content includes editorials, book reviews, stories, news items, and clips and pointers, all pertaining to digital libraries.

Directory of Open Access Journals

"The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. All subject areas and languages will be covered." -- About page


"EContent (formerly DATABASE) magazine is written for the 'hands on' searcher, managers of information facilities and others who use information technology. It provides practical, how-to advice on effective use of databases and systems, plus innovative tips and techniques, reviews, and product comparison. It covers databases in online, CD-ROM, disk, and tape formats, and resources on the Internet. This site contains selected full-text articles and news from each issue of the magazine." -- Title page

E-JASL: The Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship

"E-JASL is an independent, professional, refereed electronic journal dedicated first and foremost to advancing knowledge and research in the areas of academic and special librarianship. We are committed to covering all aspects of academic and special librarianship without regard to region or country." -- Title page 

Electronic Journal Miner

"Gold Rush is a tool to help you find the best databases to search for information on a specific topic or from a specific journal." -- Homepage

Electronic Journals Library

"The Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek EZB (Electronic Journals Library)is a service to facilitate the use of scholarly journals on the internet. It offers a fast, structured and unified interface to access full text articles online." -- Homepage


"e-OnTheInternet (or e-OTI) is the international electronic magazine and information resource of the Internet Society. Updated regularly, e-OTI discusses the ongoing development of Internet technology and its impact on business, education, and society." -- "About" page

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice

"EBLIP is an open access, peer reviewed journal that is published quarterly, hosted by the University of Alberta Learning Services, and supported by an international team of editorial advisors. The purpose of the journal is to provide a forum for librarians and other information professionals to discover research that may contribute to decision making in professional practice. EBLIP publishes original research and commentary on the topic of evidence based library and information practice, as well as reviews of previously published research (evidence summaries) on a wide number of topics. " -- Homepage

First Monday

"First Monday publishes original articles about the Internet and the Global Information Infrastructure. First Monday has followed the political and regulatory regimes affecting the Internet, examined the use of the Internet, by analyzing economic, technical, and social factors, reviewed research and development of Internet software and hardware, studied the use of Internet in specific communities, reported on standards, and discussed the content of the Internet." -- "Aim & Scope" note

IFLA Digital Libraries: Electronic Journal and Text Archives

Lists electronic journal indices and archives, electronic text archives, electronic media indices, and preprints.

In the Library with the Lead Pipe

"In the Library with the Lead Pipe is an open access, open peer reviewed journal founded and run by an international team of librarians working in various types of libraries. In addition to publishing articles and editorials by Editorial Board members, Lead Pipe publishes articles by authors representing diverse perspectives including educators, administrators, library support staff, technologists, and community members." -- About

Information Research

"Information Research is a free, international, scholarly journal, dedicated to making freely accessible the results of research across a wide range of information-related disciplines." -- "Editorial Policy" page

Information Standards Quarterly

"Information Standards Quarterly (ISQ) is NISO�s print and electronic magazine for communicating standards-based technology and best practices in library, publishing, and information technology, particularly where these three areas overlap. ISQ reports on the progress of active developments and also on implementations, case studies, and best practices that show potentially replicable efforts." -- "Homepage" page

Information Technology and Libraries

"Information Technology and Libraries publishes material related to all aspects of libraries and information technology, including digital libraries, metadata, authorization and authentication, electronic journals and electronic publishing, telecommunications, distributed systems and networks, computer security and intellectual property rights, technical standards, geographic information systems, desktop applications, online catalogs and bibliographic systems, optical information systems, software engineering, universal access to technology, futuristic forecasting, library consortia, vendor relations, and technology and the arts.... With volume 15, no. 4, the full text of some articles and columns are included." -- Title page

Information Today

"Information Today delivers total coverage of late-breaking news and long-term trends in the information industry. Accurate, timely news articles inform the reader of the people, products, services, and events that impact the industry, while hard-hitting, topical articles explain significant developments in the field." -- Title page

Information Today Periodicals

Periodicals that include some full-text:
Computers in Libraries
Information Today
IntraNet Professional
MLS - Marketing Library Services
MultiMedia Schools

Informed Librarian Online

"THE INFORMED LIBRARIAN ONLINE is a monthly compilation of the most recent tables of contents from over 275 titles - valuable domestic and foreign library and information-related journals, e-journals, magazines, e-magazines, newsletters and e-newsletters." -- Title page

Intranet Professional

"Intranet Professional is a newsletter created for libraries and research centers that need to plan for, design, and implement intranet technologies and knowledge management practices. Articles are written to be easily understood by non-technical library managers/directors, yet contain sufficient technical detail to satisfy the needs of systems and technical staff." -- Title page 

Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship

"ISTL publishes substantive material of interest to science and technology librarians. It serves as a vehicle for sci-tech librarians to share details of successful programs, materials for the delivery of information services, background information and opinions on topics of current interest, to publish research and bibliographies on issues in science and technology libraries, and to communicate in more depth than the STS-L mailing list." -- Title page 

Journal of Digital Information 

Publishes "papers on the management, presentation and uses of information in digital environments." -- Title page 

Journal of eScience Librarianship

"The Journal of eScience Librarianship (JeSLIB) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal advancing the theory and practice of librarianship focusing on services related to data-driven research in science, technology, engineering, math, social sciences, medicine, and public health. JeSLIB explores the many roles of librarians in supporting eScience and welcomes articles by contributors from all areas of the globe related to education, outreach, collaborations, policy, tools, and best practices. The journal includes peer-reviewed articles discussing topics such as research data management, librarians embedded on research teams, data services, data curation, and data sharing and re-use. Submissions covering both theoretical and practical applications are welcomed." -- Homepage

Journal of Library Innovation 

"The Journal of Library Innovation (JOLI) is a peer reviewed open access journal. Its mission is to disseminate research and information on innovative practice in libraries of all types. " -- Focus & Scope 

Journal of New Librarianship

"There is a need to offer quality literature in our field in an open, independently produced journal. Beyond that, we believe that the library is meant to set an example for academia. Free and open access to information and innovation is crucial to the future of our institutions and profession. By providing an outlet that mixes both traditional and disruptive forms of scholarly and professional communication, we can change the way our profession shares and leads. " -- About the journal 

Journal of the American Institute for Conservation

"The American Institute for Conservation is the largest conservation membership organization in the United States, and counts among its more than 3000 members the majority of professional conservators, conservation educators and conservation scientists worldwide. The Journal of the American Institute for Conservation (JAIC, or the Journal) is the primary vehicle for the publication of peer-reviewed technical studies, research papers, treatment case studies and ethics and standards discussions relating to the broad field of conservation and preservation of historic and cultural works." -- "About" page

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA)

Full text beginning with January/February 1994. "AMIA's bimonthly journal, JAMIA, presents peer-reviewed articles that assist physicians, informaticians, scientists, nurses, and other health care professionals develop and apply medical informatics to patient care, teaching, research, and health care administration." -- "About the Journal" page

Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA)

Full text beginning with January, 2002 (90.1). "The Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA), formerly known as the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association (BMLA), is an international, peer-reviewed journal published quarterly that aims to advance the practice and research knowledgebase of health sciences librarianship." -- Title page

Library Philosophy and Practice 

"An essential type of library science research is applied research, in which the library is the laboratory. Library Philosophy and Practice (LPP) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal that publishes articles exploring the connection between library practice and the philosophy and theory behind it. These include explorations of current, past, and emerging theories of librarianship and library practice, as well as reports of successful, innovative, or experimental library procedures, methods, or projects in all areas of librarianship, set in the context of applied research." -- Title page 

LIBRES: Library and Information Science Research Electronic Journal 

LIBRES is an international, refereed, electronic journal devoted to new research in library and information science. 


"Link-Up is the only newsmagazine devoted exclusively to the users of online services, CD-ROM products, & the Internet." -- Title page 

MLS: Marketing Library Services

"MLS will provide information professionals in all types of libraries with specific ideas for marketing their services. You'll find numerous suggestions for planning programs, making money, increasing business, and proving your value to your administrator." -- Title page 

MultiMedia Schools

"MultiMedia Schools (MMS) is a practical how-to magazine sharply focused on the needs of school practitioners. Articles, reviews, and columns address issues associated with using electronic information resources in K-12 schools�Internet, online and multimedia databases, CD-ROM technology, computer hardware and software. Articles, columns, news, and product reviews are contributed by practicing educators who use new technologies in the classroom and media center." -- Title page 


"ONLINE is written for Information Professionals and provides articles, product reviews, case studies, evaluation, and informed opinion about selecting, using, and managing electronic information products, plus industry and professional information about online database systems, CD-ROM, and the Internet. This site contains selected full-text articles and news from each issue of the magazine." -- Title page

Reference & User Services Quarterly

"Reference & User Services Quarterly is the official journal of the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association. Its purpose is to disseminate information of interest to reference librarians, information specialists, and other professionals involved in user-oriented library services." -- Homepage

Research Library Issues

"Research Library Issues (RLI) is a freely available, online-only publication of the Association of Research Libraries. RLI focuses on current and emerging topics that are strategically important to research libraries." -- Homepage

Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals

"Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals is a unique publication that explores and deliberates on a comprehensive range of issues important to the professional database searcher. The magazine is targeted to experienced, knowledgeable searchers and combines evaluations of data content with discussions of delivery media." -- Title page

Studies in Bibliography

Of monumental importance, the first 50 volumes of Studies in Bibliography, offering a vast library of articles on bibliography and textual criticism, has been made available online by the Bibliographical Society.


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