Browsing journals online can be difficult, depending on the database that you have to use to access them. You can use the ‘Journals by Title’ search in LibrarySearch to find a publication.
Some are very easy to use, and make it clear where the most recent issue is – such as in the video above.
Here are some examples relevant to Media Arts which are a little more complicated…
Accessing Variety using the FIAF database
To look up access options for the Variety magazine, go to LibrarySearch (librarysearch.rhul.ac.uk) and use the ‘Journals by Title’ search:
Select ‘View Online’ to see the access options:
If you’re using FIAF, you should be taken to a page with some bibliographic information on the journal, and under ‘List of issues’ a collapsible list of contents pages, which should link to the PDF of articles wherever possible:
Click ‘PDF’ to view the article.
Accessing Screen International using the Nexis UK database
Some publications, like ‘Screen International’ are only available via the Nexis UK database. You will need to follow the link to Nexis, but then try using the date range filters to narrow down the range of articles. Clicking ‘Search’ should take you to a recent list.
If you have any questions about accessing publications, leave a comment or email email@example.com.
To our new International students, welcome! To our returning students, welcome back! To everyone, Happy New Year!
We’ve been working hard over the Autumn Term & the Christmas Vacation to ensure that this year the Library is better than ever for our users, from first years to finalists, PhD students to academics: we are here to help.
If you haven’t used them yet, the Library’s subject guides should be a first port of call for all your subject related needs. Please check them out & let us know what you think! Plus new ‘video tutorials’, moodle courses, lists of online resources and don’t forget LibrarySearch.
Week beginning 12/01/2015
During the first week of term, the library will be offering extra help and support for your essays and assignments. Come along to Bedford Library and we will be happy to spend some time showing you how to easily search for and find information on your topics and how to use the relevant resources for your topics. We can even help you with your bibliographies and references for your essays!
In 2014, we spent over £26,000 on books that students requested. If there’s a book you need for your studies, suggest it to us!
Study Space Assistants
Say hi to our study space assistants they’lll be around the Library this Term, helping to find spaces to study and tweeting availability.
This term, Bedford Library will be open 24 hours a day, 5 days a week – 146 hours a week in total!
Information Skills training
We’re offering an extensive training programme this term. Find out more and sign up via our training pages.