A journal is a scholarly magazine, written by academics about the cutting edge of research. A journal is made up of articles, about very specific research topics.
You can also browse journals using the database BrowZine.
CityLibrary Search is our library search engine. You can use it to find journal articles by selecting Articles from the dropdown menu when searching.
When you find an article you want to read, the record gives you a few options to access the full text and some additional information about the article:
A database is a collection of searchable, high quality academic literature or information. If you are doing a literature review or a systematic review you should use subject specific databases. You can search for databases using CityLibrary Search or browse the Databases A-Z.
A database search will give a list of results. Once you have found articles you want to read, you can check for full text.
If you see the PDF or html symbol you can click straight through to the full text of the article. If these options are not provided, it means we do not have access to the article through the database you are searching. However, it may be available through another database we subscribe to.
Some databases will show an 'is it @CityLibrary' link. If you follow the link it will search our holdings so you can see if the article is available through any of our other databases. If it is available, it will give the following access options:
Some databases will show a 'Full Text via LibKey' link. This is just an alternative way of checking our holdings to see if the article is available through another publisher. If it is available, it will give the following options:
There are browser tools available to help you find freely accessible copies of articles not covered by our subscriptions.
Here is a guide on how to use browser extensions to find open access resources.