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Electronic Resources: Finding Journals

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Online Journals

Journal A-Z Search
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If you are looking for a specific electronic journal, magazine or newspaper use the above search box. You can search by title, keyword or the journal's ISSN number.

If you cannot find what you are looking for please go to the UniDesk to log a call.

Why should I use eJournals

Some benefits of using eJournals include:

  • they are often the first place where new research is published, so they are at the cutting edge of your subject.
  • peer-reviewed, which means articles are critically evaluated by experts in the subject before publication.
  • they can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • they can be read on and off campus.
  • there are no overdue fines.
  • no need to carry as many heavy journals.
  • they can be read by more than one student at a time (with occasional exceptions).
  • the pages can be searched by keyword.
  • citation details can be exported to referencing software.

How do I use eJournals

You can login to eJournals using your usual network username and password, it's the same as the one you would use for Brightspace.

  • eJournals are purchased from various publishers and a variety of platforms so the appearance and options can vary.
  • eJournal articles are available in PDF or HTML format
  • Usually the navigation menu appears on the left-hand side of the screen, allowing you narrow down your choices or search for keywords within the entire eJournal or collection of eJournals.
  • Many eJournal platforms have accessibility features. These often include the ability to increase text size, have the book "read aloud" or add colour overlays that make the text more distinctive.

Can I print or copy pages?

The options you have may depend on who has supplied the eJournal. The eJournal platform will usually indicate your limit, so make sure you only print essential pages.

Other eResource Collections

Along with the eJournal collections, further subject specific resources are available on the full A-Z databases list.

Journals that require direct searching

There are a few eJournal, eMagazine, eNewspaper collections that are not searchable via the routes already listed.  They need to be searched directly and are listed below.

 

Where can I get help?

It depends on what kind of help you require.

Please contact your local college librarian If you need advice on using or navigating eJournals.The help pages within the ejournal platforms also provide advice on functions such as note-taking, searching and exporting citations.

If you are having technical difficulties or are receiving error messages, please report the issue to the UHI helpdesk. Before doing so, please check the following:

  • Whether or not your login still works for other university services. 
  • That your web-browser (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer etc) is updated to the latest version.
  • Many eJournal platforms use PDF and require Adobe Reader to work properly. If you don't already have Adobe Reader, it can be downloaded for free

If you have tried these checks and still have difficulties, please open a ticket on the Unidesk Self-service portal.

If possible, try to include a screenshot of the error message you are receiving.