Skip to Main Content

Faculty Professional Development Resources

Teaching & Learning Journals


Featured Education Journals

Featured open access

You can also search the open access database DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals for free to access teaching and learning articles, including great journals like Educause Review.

Searching for Journals & Other Periodicals

If you're looking to see if the library subscribes to a certain publication, you can easily find out by searching the "Periodicals A-Z" option, linked on the menu of the library website. 

Follow the instructions below or ask a librarian for help. 

Search Steps
  1. Click on "Periodicals A-Z" on the library's homepage, or use the link below. 
  1. Search for a publication using the title, part of the title or topic, or the ISSN number as shown in the image below

(click on image to enlarge)

image of search box for searching publications

  1. If your search yields results, you will then see the dates which TCC has a full-text subscription for the publication, as well as which database(s) the publication is housed/can be accessed. Use the link provided.

(click on image to enlarge)

search results for a publication title search, highlighting the link to the database where that publication is located

Set Up Notifications

Create a journal alert to receive email notifications

You can also set up a "journal alert." This means that you set up a notification by email whenever new content from a specific journal is available in the database. The email links directly to articles within the publication.

This is a great feature although a little cumbersome to set up. If you need help doing this, please contact a librarian.

Browsing Literature

Let's say you're more interested in searching a particular topic, not necessarily in a specific journal. Here's an example: I'm interested in finding journal literature about the importance of critical reading skills in higher education science curriculum.

  • The image below is what my search in Academic Search Complete could look like:

(click on image to enlarge)

an advanced search box in academic search


  • And here, featured below, is one result from the search that highlights the journal title (an education journal), and the means to access it in PDF format.

(click on images to enlarge)

article record in Academic Search showing the location of the journal name and access to the PDF

CC BY SA license

Except where otherwise noted, the content in these guides by Tacoma Community College Library is licensed under CC BY SA 4.0.
This openly licensed content allows others to cite, share, or modify this content, with credit to TCC Library. When reusing or adapting this content, include this statement in the new document: This content was originally created by Tacoma Community College Library and shared with a CC BY SA 4.0 license.

Tacoma Community College Library - Building 7, 6501 South 19th Street, Tacoma, WA 98466 - P. 253.566.5087

Instagram logo

Visit us on Instagram!