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Modern languages

A subject guide for the UCL School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS)

Journals and e-journals

The majority of journals are available electronically and they can found by searching the library catalogue.

However you will find that a number of journal are available in print in the Main library. Print Journals (also referred as periodicals) are usually Reference only, which means they cannot be borrowed. Recent issues are available on the open shelves while older volumes are kept at STORE and need to be ordered in advance via our Stores service.

In the Main library: German, Romance languages, Scandinavian and Humanities periodicals are located on the 1st Floor, North side, while Dutch periodicals are located in the Dutch room on the 2nd Floor, South side.

Journal articles

If you know the title of the article you need, you can also enter it directly in the Explore search box. If UCL Libraries have an electronic subscription to the journal in which the article is published, this will appear in your results list and you will be able to download the full-text. 

Can't find full-text?

UCL has an amazing collection of electronic resources, but no library can have full-text access to everything. If you identify a piece of information that would be beneficial to your research, the library will try and source a copy for you via the Inter Library Loans service.You can make a request by logging into UCL Explore and then clicking on the three dots 'show more' menu to access the Inter Library Loan Request form. 

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