Answered By: James Allen
Last Updated: Jan 25, 2017     Views: 100

The Library subscribes to thousands of journals.  You can search by journal title and then browse through a journal, or you can search for articles within journals.

You can search for articles in Library Search, which is explained below, or from within a number of bibliographic databases which you can find listed on the Resources page. You can contact your Academic Support Librarian for additional support using bibliographic databases.

In Library Search, if you search using the Articles & More or the Everything option then you are searching an index of journal articles and publishers.  The index is not comprehensive, so if you don't find what you're looking for in Library Search you may find it elsewhere.

First, if you are off campus, you should sign in to Library Search.  This will ensure that you see all possible results.

Next, enter your search terms, and use the filters as required to limit to particular types of item.

You will find a range of different results.  If an item has a Full Text Available or Online Access tag, this will link you to the full text of the item.  When you click on the link, you may be asked to enter your University network username and password.

In most cases you will be taken directly to the article in question.  Sometimes you will be taken to the journal's homepage, and you will have to browse through the volumes and issues to the item that you want.

In the example below, clicking on the links take you directly to the article on the ScienceDirect platform :

Links to :

Clicking on ScienceDirect Journals links you to: