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Library Catalogue Help: Search for Journal Articles

Search the Library Catalogue

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Refine you 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.


Accessing Online Resources

You must be logged in to your portal to access online resources through the library catalogue.

Sometimes, when you are trying to access online articles off campus you might be asked to also log in to your library account. If you do not have a library account, you can find instructions on how to do that here.

Leon Young, from INTO has created a very good guide on what to do if you are asked to log in to your library account while trying to access online resources.

Journal Articles

  • If you are looking for a specific Article, select the Articles tab, type the title of the article in the search box and click Go.

  • If you don’t have a specific Article in mind, select the Articles tab and enter your keyword(s)/topic(s) in the search box and click Go

You can use the options on the left to limit your results by Language, Format, Journal Title, Publication Year​ and more.

Some articles will have a PDF link next to the title, or another link that will direct you straight to the full text of the article. 

If you click on the Check for Full Text link, ​next to the article's title, you will see if the library has print copies of the journal the article was publish in. If the library does not have a print copy of it, you can also search library's electronic journal collection, by searching the journal title at the library's catalogue Ejournals tab. Help for searching the library's electronic journal collection can be found here.

Advanced searching isn’t available in the Article search, you can search for an article by title, author or keyword but a combination of keyword and author will not give you desirable results. For that it is advisable that if you want to do an advanced search on a subject you should also search the library’s databases. You can search for a specific database on our A-Z list of the library’s online resources or have a look at our research guides by subject to see what resources we have on a specific subject.

If you find an article you are interested in and is not available from the library you can request it using ArticleRequest.

A list of the databases included in the library catalogue's Article search can be found here.