- Finding Journals
The Library Catalogue
The library catalogue provides information on the date availability and locations of all our printed journals, and also provides access to all the electronic journals to which we subscribe.
To search for a journal select the Journal Title, enter the journal title, and then click on the submit button to display your search results.
The example above shows the catalogue record for Cortex. It indicates the date availability (1989 onwards) and location (Research Commons) of the print copies. Print journals are arranged on the shelves by classmark, i.e. the number code which identifies a particular subject. Journal classmarks are preceded by the letter P, and followed by an alphanumeric code representing the journal title. As you can see from our example, the classmark for the Cortex is P 616 C60. Make a note of the full classmark in order be able to find the journal on the shelves.
The catalogue record also indicates the date availability of online access to the journal (1997 onwards via the ScienceDirect services). To access the e-journal, click on the appropriate link; you will then be prompted to enter your University of Exeter username and password Once you have entered these details, you will be directed to the online version of the journal where you can view, print, email and download full-text articles.
The Electronic Library is an alternative method for accessing electronic journals. The Electronic Library gives you access to all the library's electronic resources, and is searchable by subject area and resource type (e.g. electronic journals, online databases, electronic books). Access to the Electronic Library requires authentication via your University of Exeter username and password.
If you are on campus, and you have already logged into the desktop on your PC, clicking on the Electronic Library link will take you directly to it. You will remain logged in to our electronic resources as long as you keep the browser window open, and shouldn’t be prompted for further logins unless a particular resource requires a separate username and password (this is unlikely, but the Electronic Library listing for the resource will give you this information if required). If you are off campus, or haven't already logged in anywhere else on the University site, when you click on the Electronic Library gateway link you will be prompted to enter your username and password.
From the Electronic Library you can go to a listing of all the e-journals to which you have access: leave the subject area set to 'all subjects', select 'Electronic Journals' from the resource type drop-down list, and click on the Find resources button. If you prefer to see a subject-specific e-journals listing, simply select your subject from the subject area drop-down list. EBSCO E-Journals is the gateway to the majority of our electronic journals. In addition, many publishers provide their own websites to access their electronic journals, and our listing provides links to the largest or most popular ones.