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Finding a journal

Journals Abertay Library stocks print journals on Floor 4, and hosts a large collection of ejournals available to Abertay staff and students.

When searching for journal articles, most will be found using LibrarySearch, or by using individual databases. However, it can also be useful to be able to find specific journals.

For example, if you wish to keep up to date with a specific journal or if a title has been recommended to you:

  • Go to LibrarySearch.

  • Go to 'Browse Journals' near the top of the page for our A-Z list of eJournals.

  • Search for the name of the journal eg Journal of Sports Sciences, making sure it is spelt correctly. 

  • Open the journal and browse content. Alternatively, most journals have a search function if you wanted to conduct a search.

eJournals can also be used if you are trying to source a reference, eg

Jackson, S. and Hokowhitu, B. 2002. Sport, tribes and technology: The New Zealand All Blacks Haka and the politics of identity. Journal of Sport and Social Issues. 26(2):pp.125-139

  • Search for the journal title Journal of Sport and Social Issues
  • Open the journal, checking our access dates, and browse for the year/volume/issue you need. 

Generally speaking, if you are searching for journal articles on a topic, it is far more time efficient to start your search using LibrarySearch. This will search multiple collections in one quick easy search.

However, certain subjects eg Law require you use specific collections or databases. Likewise, certain types of resource eg Market Research is better found from the database. The A-Z of Online Resources lists all of our electronic collections and databases, or if you're not sure which one is best for your subject, check your Subject Guide for details of databases and websites for your subject area. 

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