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Can you help me interpret my journal search results?

I am working on an assignment for MUS 781, Introduction of Music Bibliography, and am wondering when I do a search on the library search page, are the results going to be the only results you have: i.e. when I search for the Journal Electronic Musician my search shows that the library has access to the journal from 1996 to the present. Do I need to do another kind of search to find the issues from 1987-1996, or does the library simply not have those issues? Also, if the library has access to a paper form, would they show up in the same results as the e-journals?
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When searching for a journal, yes, if you use the Journal/ebook Search which is linked from the library page, it will tell you what we have access to, and provide you with the link to online if available.  If it was available in print, it would say "JOURNALS / 2ND FLOOR". You are correct, the title you are looking for and years 1987-1996 are not available in print at USD.

Not all searches are perfect, so you could double check the library catalog to find out if we had something in print if it didn't show in the online journals search.

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