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How do I find journal articles?

You can use Explore to find journal articles. This is particularly useful if you know the article title already - i.e. you have been directed to read it by your tutor or found it via some other reading. Watch the video below to find out how to do this, and then use the Explore search box to have a go yourself.

Looking for multiple articles as part of researching a topic? Check out the databases page of this guide instead.

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Accessing journal articles in databases

If you're using one of our databases to find journal articles, you might not be able to read the article within the database itself. If you see the Findit@UCL icon, click on it to link to the full text.

Sometimes you will see a link to the publisher's site. Unless the article is open access, you might find that you can't reach the full text.

Clicking on the Findit@UCL link instead will link you to the full text via UCL's subscription access, if available.

Accessing journal articles in Google Scholar

If you're using Google Scholar you can set up the Library Links feature so that it will display a findit@UCL link to help show you which articles are available via UCL subscriptions.