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Finding journals

There are a number of ways to search for journals and journal articles depending on your needs.

Searching for a recommended journal article

Your lecturer may have recommended you look at a specific journal article to help with your studies. To find out if that article is available in print or electronically at the University you can search the following resources:

  • NUsearch [UK, China, Malaysia] - to access a separate listing of electronic journals
  • Online reading lists - to link to electronic full-text journal articles recommended by lecturers; or link to the Library Online Catalogues to check print holdings.  You can access your reading lists via the online reading list system [UK, China, Malaysia].  In the UK, reading lists can also be accessed via your course in Moodle.

More information on the Searching for a recommended journal article page.

Searching for journal articles on a topic area

If you are looking for journal articles on a specific topic area you will need to search bibliographic databases. These are subject-based collections of published research, mostly from the journal literature, which you can search using keywords.

More information on the Searching for journal articles on a topic area page.

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Finding journals 


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  • Online research & information skills: Malaysia

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