Finding Journal Articles using the new library system

How do I find journal articles on a topic?

To find articles on a topic, search the Library website http://library.lincoln.ac.uk.  Enter your keywords into the search box.  Make sure the ‘Find books and articles’ aerial button is selected.  Once the results are displayed, select ‘Academic Journals’ on the left hand menu to ensure that only journal articles are displayed.  Click on the article title or ‘check availability’ to view more details.

Click ‘View Online’ to obtain the full text.  You will need to log in, if you haven’t done so already, to view the full text.  Click ‘View Abstract’ if there is no ‘View Online’ option.  It is possible to ‘Request this item through interlibrary loan’ if the full text isn’t available.

Journal articles can also be found by searching individual electronic databases.  To access these go to the ‘Find’ menu on the Library website and click on ‘Databases & journals’.  If you are unsure of which databases to search for your subject, use the drop-down ‘subject’ menu on the databases page.

I have a reference for an article – how can I get the full text?

Type the article title into the search box on the Library website.  If the required article is retrieved, click on the title or ‘check availability’.

Click ‘View Online’ to obtain the full text.  You will need to log in, if you haven’t done so already, to view the full text.  Click ‘View Abstract’ if there is no ‘View Online’ option.  It is possible to ‘Request this item through interlibrary loan’ if the full text isn’t available.

If you haven’t found the article, go to the ‘Find’ menu on the Library website and click on ‘Databases & journals’.  Select Electronic Journals (on the right hand side of the screen).  Enter the title of the journal (not the article title) into the search box.  If the journal is available electronically the title will be displayed.  To locate the article enter the title in the ‘search within publication’ box.  Alternatively, click ‘Full Text Access’ for details of databases that provide access to the journal and the dates available.  Click on a database name to access the full text.

I can’t find the article electronically – how can I find the full text?

Check if a print version of the journal is held in the Library.  Enter the journal title (not the article title) into the search box on the Library website.  Make sure the ‘Find books’ aerial button is selected.  If the journal is in the Library, details of the holdings will be displayed when you click on the title.  Print journals are shelved in alphabetical order of title on the 3rd floor of the University Library at Lincoln.

I can’t find the article either electronically or in print – how can I find the full text?

The inter-library loan service enables you to request copies of articles which are not held by the Library.  For more details and to make requests go to http://guides.library.lincoln.ac.uk/find/ills

For assistance with finding journal articles, contact your Academic Subject Librarian (http://guides.library.lincoln.ac.uk/asl).

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