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How to find and read the full-text of a journal article in Library Search

Using Library Search to find a specific journal article, journal or a list of articles on a topic

Go to Library Search from the StudyNet Online Library page.  

If you are looking for a specific journal article 

  • Type keywords in the Library Search box. If you have the full details, you could type the Author's surname, a few words from the article title, and the name of the journal. 
  • Your article should appear near the top of the results list. If not, use the Refine Your Search menu on the left-hand side to make your search more relevant. You could specify dates, material types, etc. 
  • See this Video for more information

If you want to find a list of articles on your topic 

  • Use the Library Search box and type keywords to describe your topic. 
  • Look at the results list, and then use the Refine Your Search menu on the left-hand side to make your search more relevant. You could specify dates, subject area, material types, etc. Sometimes it is also useful to try different keywords and combinations of keywords to get the best results. 

If you want to find a specific journal title 

  • Click the A-Z of journals in the Online Library. 
  • Search for the journal name/title

Your search results 

  • To read the full text of an article, follow the links in the article record. 
  • It will say Journal Article: Full Text Online

You may also want to look at the Searching unit of the Library SkillUP module. You can +join the Canvas module and add it to your dashboard.

It is possible to request items that are not available from the University’s Learning Resources Centres or to which UH does not subscribe. This type of request is called an Inter-library Loan (ILL).  

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