Last Updated: Aug 26, 2016     Views: 764

When searching Healey Library's ejournals you might come across an embargo, as shown in this example: 

Databases you can use to access the journal American Sociological Review; two databases have embargoes (highlighted in yellow)

  • An embargo is a revenue-generating device that publishers often impose on database vendors, which restricts them from offering the most recent journal articles; this is done to prevent libraries and individuals from cancelling subscriptions
  • This period of delay - typically 12 months - is determined on a journal-by-journal basis
  • When an article you want is embargoed, you can request it via the library's InterLibrary Loan service

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