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e-Journals and how to use the e-Journal Finder? : Searching the e-Journals Finder

Searching the e-Journals Finder

The cardinal rule when searching the e-Journal finder is: start by searching for the journal title and NOT the article title.

It is not possible to search for the title of a journal article using the e-Journal Finder. Carefully check the citation that you have and identify the title of the journal first, and type the journal title into the search box.

Example:

Chichilnisky, G. 1996. ‘A robust theory of resource allocation', Social Choice & Welfare, Vol. 13 (1) pp. 1-10.

Search or browse the e-Journal Finder using the journal title, e.g. Social Choice & Welfare. Once the journal is identified, then follows the year, the issue number and/ or the page number(s) to help us retrieve the article for which we are looking.

With the e-Journal Finder you have three ways to search for the journal:

  1. Write  the Journal Title/ or  enter part of the words of the title (e.g. the first few letters that appear in the journal title) in the search box provided,
  2. Browse by Journal Title on the alphabetical list of journals provided by the e-Journal Finder, or
  3. Browse by Discipline on the alphabetical list of subjects into which journals are grouped by the e-Journal Finder, e.g. Business & Economics, or History & Archaeology, or Law, or Politics & Government.

 

 

 

 

For more instructions visit the page to see Screen Captures illustrating a Find e-Journals Search.

What should I do if the journal I am looking for is not available electronically?

If the article you need is published in a journal that cannot be found via the Unisa Library Find e-Journals, then check to see if the Unisa Library subscribes to the print version of the journal.

To find out if the Library subscribes to a journal in print, run a journal title search on the Library Catalogue as follows:

  • visit the Library Catalogue
  • glide your cursor over Search Options in the upper left-hand corner of the screen
  • select Journal Title from the drop down menu
  • type the title of the journal into the Search for: window
  • click on Submit and, if the title is available in print, the record for the journal will be retrieved
  • take careful note of the date coverage by clicking on View additional copies or search for a specific volume/ copy; you can also click on Latest Received: to see the latest issues to arrive in the Library and look at the Coverage note in the record

If the Library subscribes to the print version of the journal, you may request the article via the online request form in the Library Catalogue. The procedure to follow is:

  • visit the Library Catalogue
  • glide your cursor over My Library and select Article Requests from the drop down menu
  • you will be prompted to enter your student number and myUnisa password, and then click on LOGIN
  • complete the online request form and click on Submit this Request

What should I do if the article I need is in a journal that the Library does not have in the electronic or print medium?

If the Unisa Library does not subscribe to a journal in the print or electronic medium, and if you are a registered master's or doctoral student or a Unisa staff member, then you may request the article you need on Interlibrary Loan (ILL). This is a free service.

To request an article on Interlibrary Loan, do the following:

  • visit the Library Catalogue
  • glide your cursor over My Library and select Article Requests from the drop down menu
  • you will be prompted to enter your student number and myUnisa password, and then click on LOGIN
  • complete the online request form and click on Submit this Request

For more information on the Interlibrary Loan service visit the LibGuide.