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Accessing journal articles

You have a reference for a journal article - how do you check whether we have access to it?

Check Library Search

Search for the article title in the library search on the library homepage


If the library has access to the article it should be one of the first search results: 

Click on View It

Click on the link next to "Full text available at:" - this will take you to the full text of the article to read or download.

I can't find it via Library Search - what next?

 Check Google Scholar for an open access version
Search for the article on Google Scholar. If there is an open access version available then a link or PDF link will be provided:


Don't forget that you can also link Google Scholar to library resources.

It's not available via the library or Google Scholar - what next?

Place a document supply request
PGR/PhD students and staff are allowed 25 free document supply requests per year. The library will try and get a copy of the journal article for you from the British Library.


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