How to find journals


The library provides access to a wide range of journals on all aspects of health and education. Journal titles (both print and electronic) are listed on the library catalogue with details of how long we have subscribed (ie holdings), any embargos on access to electronic journal articles (time delays), and with links to full text journal articles.

Print Journals - search using the Quick Search tab, toggle the Journal Title option, then enter your journal title

Electronic Journals – search using the Digital Library tab,to choose a database, or use our DISCOVER search engine.

Most electronic journals can be accessed from home using your library account. Print journals are located at all LRCs, and you can find out which journals are at each library by searching the library catalogue.

Remember to search the catalogue by the journal title (usually in italics in a citation), not the article's title or author. For example, you should search for British Educational Research Journal if you want to find the following article:

Hager, P & Hodkinson, P (2009) 'Moving beyond the metaphor of transfer of learning', British Educational Research Journal, 35(4), pp. 619-638

Finding journal articles on a topic

The best way to find journal articles on a topic (eg formative assessment) is to use a database.

A database is an electronic tool that allows you to search across a number of different journals at one time. This will save you time and is more effective than browsing through individual journals to find specific articles.

Most of the databases are available off campus with your library account.

Find databases in the library catalogue by either:

  • searching for the database name in the Quick Search by title
  • clicking on the Digital Library tab of the catalogue, then the Databases by Subject drop-down menu and selecting Medical, Dental and Veterinary Education to access a list of recommended titles. 

Requesting articles

If you require a journal not held by the university, you can order a photocopy by completing and returning this form. There may be a charge for this service.

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