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Wiley Online Library provides UB patrons with full-text (page image) access to articles from nearly all journals (over 1,500 titles) published by John Wiley & Sons, a major scholarly publisher, based on a large package deal funded by the UB Libraries. In addition to the journals, we have purchased access to a number of online books and major reference works. However, we have online access to only a small percentage of more than 15,000 books published by Wiley. In many cases, we may have a print copy that can be easily located by searching our Catalog.  Titles can be browsed by subject.

Search queries are run against the entire digital library: articles, books, databases, and protocols.  However, the full-text is available only for those items that UB has subscribed to and for a fairly small number of open access articles. Wiley has publishing arrangements with a large number of societies such as the American Geophysical Union. In some cases, separate subscription arrangements are required to access this content. When in doubt about what can be accessed in full-text, search the journal title in our electronic journal database. Unfortunately, Wiley does not provide an option to search only UB-subscribed content. The Advanced Search Query screen permits a much more refined and targeted search.

Through major acquisitions such as Blackwell Publishing, Wiley has expanded well beyond its original focus on science, technology, and business to cover most disciplines including those in the social sciences and humanities. Although Wiley is one of the largest publishers in the world, searchers should always remember that only Wiley content is retrieved. Databases such as Web of Science, SciFinder, and disciplinary-specific databases that cover many publishers should be used for comprehensive searching.

In many cases, Wiley has scanned in deep journal archives back to the first volume of journal ever published. This archival material is searchable and has browsable table of contents with free display of the abstract. However, full-text access to this pre-1996 material requires large additional fees that generally are cost prohibitive for our university.

Dates Covered

Typically 1996 to the present.

Print Counterpart

Nearly all Wiley journals are now received only in electronic format. The older print runs are typically available from our Library Annex via our Delivery+ service. For exact print holdings and call numbers of individual journal titles, consult the Catalog.

Some of the electronic reference works and books may be available in print, though possibly a different edition.

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