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What is Find Articles?

Find Articles lets you search for millions of journal articles, newspaper articles and other material like reviews, conference papers, book chapters and entries in reference books.

How do I search for an Article?

Use the search box which is on every Library webpage. Just click in the box, select “Search for Articles” from the drop down list and enter your search terms (subject, article title, author name). You can use “quotation marks” to search for words as a phrase.

I get a lot of results, how can I refine my search?

Use the refinement options on the left-hand side of your result screen to limit your search. You can select as many refinements as you like. A useful one to try is “Peer Review” which will only show you articles from scholarly journals. 

Can I get the Full Text of an Article?

Many articles you find will have the full text available. Simply click on the green “Full text available” link in the search results to connect to an online version of the article.

You will see some search results with a red “No full text available” message. This means the Library does not have the right to show an online version of these items. It might still be possible to get a copy of this item however. Try these steps:

  • Clicking on the link will let you double-check our Library Catalogue for a print copy of the item.
  • If you are an eligible post-graduate student or staff member you can also request a copy via our  interlending service.

Can I download my search results to EndNote or RefWorks?

Yes, save articles using the star on the right hand side of each entry. You’ll notice an option at the top right of the screen to download these results. Search results won’t be saved once you close the search session.

Where does the information come from?

Find Articles uses the Ex Libris product Primo Central Index which is a centralised index of articles and other information sources. It covers all subject and discipline areas and includes articles and other publications from major academic publishers.

What isn’t included in Find Articles?

Find Articles covers all subject areas, and searches across journal articles, newspaper articles, conference proceedings, e-books and more. There will be times however, when you still need to search in a specialised subject database. This will include:

  • When you need specialised law resources like case law. In this case use Find Databases to locate Top Law Databases.
  • When you need specialised resources like statistical data, financial data or standards. In this case use Find Databases and browse by subject.
  • When you need to follow citation trails. In this case use Find Databases to search the specialised databases Web of Knowledge or Scopus.

Why is the Library implementing Find Articles?

Our clients have been telling us they want an easier way to search for journal articles, and we know using high quality journal articles is important for our clients’ learning, assessment tasks and research. Find Articles makes it easy to search across a huge range of articles quickly.

What about Find Databases? Can I still access my favourite database?

Nothing has changed with Find Databases. You can still use this service to select and access specialised databases in your subject area. We know that Find Articles won’t cater for every user’s search requirements, which is why Find Databases is still available. 

What is the difference between “Search for Books, Journals and Subject Resources” and “Search for Articles”

Search for Books, Journals and Subject Resources searches across the Library Catalogue of print and electronic books, journals and AV material, as well as our Subject Resources collection of eReadings and past exam papers. It doesn’t search inside books, journals and newspapers for individual articles.

Search for Articles searches for individual articles from journals and newspapers, as well as chapters in eBooks.

Eventually we hope to combine these to make it even easier to search.

Where can I send feedback about Find Articles?

We’ve done a lot of user testing to try to develop a service which will be easy to use, and we’re always keen to get more feedback to help us continue to make improvements. Please use the feedback form on the Find Articles page. You can send feedback anonymously, or leave your contact details and we’ll get back to you.

Where can I get help using Find Articles?

We hope Find Articles is pretty simple to use, but if you need any help, please use Ask-a-Librarian, or ask our staff in the Library. We’re here to help!

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