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Finding journal articles
If you are looking for the most current information on a subject, try searching for a journal. Like popular magazines, they are published on an ongoing basis, so it’s easy to find the newest information available.
The scholarly or academic journals that the library subscribes to contain articles relevant to your university studies, so using them also avoids the clutter of a web search engine.
Many journal articles are peer-reviewed which means they are reviewed by experts in the author's field of research.
Some areas, such as business or engineering, for example, may also require trade journals published by relevant industry bodies.
To find a journal article using a citation from your reading list, search the Library collection for the title of the article.
If the article does not appear in your search results, try searching for the journal title.
When searching the Library collection, you can narrow down your results using Refine My Results / Resource Type to only include hits from journals only.
If you don’t have a specific journal in mind, try searching for keywords in a subject specific database for more results. Key databases are listed in the Subject Guides on the Library website.
The full text of many journal articles can be accessed online. This means that you can download a complete article, including diagrams and illustrations via a link to the full text or PDF version of the article.
To find articles with full text, search a relevant database using keywords.
Learn more about choosing and searching relevant databases on the Databases page under the Locate tab.
Your database search will display a list of records. Some of these records may provide the full text of articles. You can connect to the full text by clicking on PDF or full text links if they are available.
If an article has no PDF or full text link, click the Find It link to connect to the article via other databases.
Click View It to find databases that can connect you to full text articles. If more than one database is listed, select the one with the date you need.
If no database links to full text are displayed, try searching for the journal title in the Library collection to see if UNSW Library holds it in print.
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