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I would like to check out a copy of the magazine "School Library Journal." I have tried to put an issue on hold but was unable to. Do you have

I would like to check out a copy of the magazine "School Library Journal." I have tried to put an issue on hold but was unable to. Do you have issues of the magazine at a library or is it online? Can they be checked out? I work in an elementary school library and would like to read this magazine.
Last Updated: Mar 09, 2015  |  27 Views

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Thanks for asking! Fewer of our libraries subscribe to School Library Journal these days - most of the copies you see in our catalog are owned by Metro Community College in a collection they keep just for student use. It looks like the Willa Cather branch library at 44th and Center St. does have a print subscription, so if they're in your neighborhood you can certainly drop by and read it there. Their back issues should be available to take requests as new ones come in, too. 

If you're willing to forgo some of the magazine-style reading experience, I've got some online options for you, too. School Library journal is covered by several databases, both ones we subscribe to and ones that the Nebraska Library Commission makes available to all Nebraskans. Try this page from our journal aggregator; if the links don't take you to a login prompt for your card number and 4-digit PIN then directly to SLJ's publication index, let me know and I'll get you some more detailed instructions. Personally, I'd recommend General OneFile of the options that are available. With these databases you'll be able to browse through the articles from each issue and read them in HTML or PDF full-text. Not quite the same as having the magazine in hand, but available anywhere and certainly cheaper than subscribing! 

Please feel free to email back or call 402-444-4800 with further questions! I know it can be tricky to stay plugged in to professional development when staff and resources are tight; anything we can do to help you find information or save a little budget space, keep us in mind!

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