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JRNL - Journal Retention and Needs Listing: Searching

Describes the use and operation of JRNL


Learn how to search and find data on titles listed in the tool


The following search options are available on the Title List tab:

  • Title
  • OCLC
  • OCLC File upload
  • Publisher
  • ISSN
  • LCCN

Searching for one title

You can search for one title at a time by supplying Title, OCLC, Publisher, ISSN, or LCCN. Keep in mind that Publisher, ISSN and LCCN are optional fields in JRNL. If you are searching by one of these fields and your search returns no results, the title may still be listed but none of these fields were supplied by the original uploader.

If there is a match, you will see the title info in the screen below the search box. If your search does not retrieve any results, the bibliographic information for the title you are searching for has not been uploaded in to JRNL. You can search titles only in your PSAP (Print Serials Archiving Program) or extend your search to all PSAP's or to everything. When choosing the "search only my PSAP's" option, you can narrow your search by location.

Searching for multiple titles

You can search for multiple titles at once by uploading an OCLC file. The file must be in a .CSV format. Click the browse button next to OCLC file and select the file you wish to upload. Click the search button. If any of the titles for which you supplied OCLCs for are in JRNL, you will see the title information in the area below the search box. If you do not see a match for any OCLC in the file, the bibliographic information for that title has not yet been supplied to the JRNL tool.


Once your search is complete, you may click on the title link to view more information. This action will take you to the "Edit existing title" page where you may be able to edit certain information depending on your user type. *Please see the Users tab for more information. 

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