How to find journals

Printed journals

A journal (also known as periodical or serial) is a printed or electronic publication containing articles which is published regularly and in separate parts. Journals contain the latest research on a topic.

How do I find out which journals are available?

Go to the Library catalogue, select “Books” tab and do not change the default “Keyword” search. Enter the title of the journal in the search box and click Go.

If the journal is listed in the catalogue, the library has access to the journal. If the catalogue record is labelled “electronic resource” the journal is an electronic journal which can be accessed only by staff and students of the university. The dates of the library’s subscription will be provided in the catalogue record, check that these dates match your needs.

You can limit your search to only print or electronic Journals by using the options on the left. Under “Format” select “Print” or “Online” depending on what you want.

Where are the printed journals?

At the Stirling Campus the printed (paper) journals are on Level 3 (link to floor plan). They are shelved alphabetically by subject area (i.e. A – philosophy journals, followed by B - psychology journals) within each subject area individual journal titles are shelved alphabetically. At the Highland and Western Isles Campuses the printed journals are located close the book collections. These journals are shelved in alphabetical order.

What can I do if the Library does not have the journal that I want?

You can use the Article Request service to request any article. 

You may be able to find the journal you require in another library. The SALSER catalogue gives details of the journals held in university libraries across Scotland and the SUNCAT catalogue is a comprehensive source of information about the location of journals held in libraries throughout the UK. Online user guides are available. 

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