Thursday, February 09, 2017

Accessing Full-text Articles: Finding NHS eJournals

Want to know whether you have access to an article full-text?

If you work for the NHS then you can check our NHS Journals A-Z list. You will need to log in using your NHS Athens username / password. Then you can search for the Journal Title you need.

You will need to check:

  • Do the holdings cover the year / issue you are looking for
  • Which database or platform do you need to click to access the title

See the example below:
The journal title “The Lancet” is available to UHNM users from a number of databases. You need to check which entry will include the article you are looking for

Screen-shot of the journal search results page

For more help try our etutorial Finding NHS eJournals which demonstrates step-by-step how to find an ejournal.

What if the journal you need isn’t here?
There are a couple of options to try:

Keele eJournals – you can check if the article is available via Keele University. Check the Keele eJournals list. If the article is available here and you are a member of the Health Library then you can visit the Keele IT suite to log on and view Keele “walk-in access” resources.

Open Access Articles – you can search for the article title to see if it is freely available. Use the search engine Google Scholar as this is focused on academic literature. Click the arrow on the right of the search box to use the advanced search options to focus your search.

Screen-shot of Google Scholar advanced search options

Inter-Library Loan – you can apply for an inter-library loan and we will try to get the article for you from another library. There is a small charge for this service – check whether your department has an account with us.

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