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Politics and International Relations: Journal Articles

Why Use Journals?

  • Articles are more up-to-date than books
  • They offer greater detail and insight into research
  • Peer-reviewed articles are considered more reliable

How Can I Find Articles on my Topic?

The most simple way to find journal articles is to search DelphiS, which searches many of the Library's journal databases simultaneously. 

The alternative is to search an individual journal database.  These will search a smaller number of articles than DelphiS, but give you more control over your searches and more focussed results.  Journal databases are particularly recommended for researchers and students doing dissertation research.

 

Understanding An Article Reference

A correctly formatted reference will tell you exactly where to find the full article:

DING, Y., JACOB, E. K., ZHIXIONG, Z., FOO, S., ERJIA, Y., GEORGE, N. L. and LIJIANG, G. (2009) Perspectives on social tagging, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 60 (12), 2388-2401.

This article was written by Y Ding & colleagues, and the article's title is "Perspectives on social tagging". It was published in 2009 in the journal called "Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology". It was published in volume 60, issue 12, and the article ran from page 2388 to 2401.

Search Library Resources

DelphiS

Advanced Search  eJournal Title Search

Note: you will be asked to login with your University username and password if off-campus.

Other useful links: Classic Catalogue (WebCat), Archives and Other Library Catalogues

Key Databases for Politics & International Relations

Other Useful Databases for Politics & International Relations

How Do I Know If You Have It?

Found a good article? Now you need to know whether you can get the full text.

If you've run a database search, the article's record may have a "Full Text" or "PDF" link - that's great: click to get the full text. If not, look out for the Full Text Finder icon - click this to find out if we have access to the journal. 

If you found the article another way, search eJournal Title Search for the journal (not article) title to find out if we have access to the electronic version. If not, run a "journal title" search on WebCat to see if we have it in print.

HELP!

No Full Text?

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Off-Campus Access

Very few of our resources are freely available to any web user. If you're at home, the easiest way around this problem is to sign into the University's SVE service.

Alternatively, some resources may have an "institutional" or "Shibboleth" login option. Use this and log in with your University username and password.



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