The University Libraries purchase journals in many ways:
There may be more than one record for a particular journal in our catalog. It may be difficult to tell which of the copies is the one you need. You can always ask, as this is one of those challenging areas that we work with all the time.
Some vendors (or publishers) don't allow us to have the most current year available for some of their journals.
The information about the vendor or publisher is on the line immediately below the title of the journal. Often, but not always, the best option is the first title.
Nature has three records in our catalog. The first one in this image is directly from the publisher; in this record we list our paper and fulltext CURRENT subscriptions. To get the link for the fulltext, click on the hyperlinked title Nature. The other two are from fulltext vendors, EBSCO and ProQuest, and will have some but not necessarily all of the same holdings that our subscription includes.
The most difficult part of finding a specific journal article may be determining if the Libraries have an electronic or paper copy of the issue. The catalog record lists the volumes, issues and years of the journal we have purchased and how they can be accessed.
If our Libraries don't own what you need, you can use the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service, once you have registered for it. The Interlibrary Loan Department is responsible for borrowing materials not owned by the University of Arkansas campus libraries.
The links below provide further information:
Having difficulty deciphering that citation (reference) at the end of the paper? This video might help.