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Library Catalogue Help: Search for Journals

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Refine your results

You can refine your search from the options on the left of your search results under the Refine by heading.

These will give you different options to limit your search results, like Availability, Format, Location and more.

After you have selected some of those options to refine your search, they will appear at the top left side of the screen under ​Current Refinements​. ​To remove them, simply click on the X​ button to the right of it.

Under the Refine by options there will be the Related Searches heading, where you will find Related topics, a list of topics related to your search, and Additional Suggestions to your search.


  • Select Books & Journals tab and do not change the default Keyword search. Enter the title of the journal in the search box and click Go. 

If you’re only interested in online Journals select Online under Format from the options on the left.

If you only want to see print Journals select Print under Format from the options on the left.

If the catalogue record is labeled electronic resource the journal is an electronic journal which can be accessed only by staff and students of the university.

Check the library’s record of the Journal you are interested in, to see the dates that the library has access to, check that these dates match your needs. Then link to the journal web site and browse to the correct volume, issue and pages for your article.

You can also limit your results by Location, Language, Place, Publish Date and more.


Where are the printed journals?

At the Stirling Campus the printed (paper) journals are on Level 3 (link to floor plan). They are shelved alphabetically by subject area (i.e. A – philosophy journals, followed by B - psychology journals) within each subject area individual journal titles are shelved alphabetically. At the Highland and Western Isles Campuses the printed journals are located close the book collections. These journals are shelved in alphabetical order.

What can I do if the Library does not have the journal that I want?

You can use the Article Request service to request any article. 

You may be able to find the journal you require in another library. The SALSER catalogue gives details of the journals held in university libraries across Scotland and the SUNCAT catalogue is a comprehensive source of information about the location of journals held in libraries throughout the UK. Online user guides are available.