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Using the Library

Journal articles

If you know the title of the journal that the article was published in you may search for this on the Library catalogue. You will not be able to find details about specific journal articles on the Library catalogue. You will see a location screen which will tell you which years of the journal we have at SOAS and the location number (Per).

Alternatively, you can search for the journal title in e-journals and databases to find the journal article online. Access may be available from more than one database, and each will be listed with the available date ranges next to them. 

Finding journal articles by subject

If you would like to see what journal articles have been written either on a certain subject or by a certain author you will need to use one of the library's electronic databases.

Some databases, such as EBSCOhost or JSTOR, can be used to search for articles on any subject, while others contain articles relating to specific subject areas. See the library subject guides to find recommended resources for your area of study.

The A-Z list of databases provides a complete listing of the databases to which SOAS subscribes. 

Many databases provide full-text access to journal articles so that you can download or print the article directly, while some others provide bibliographic details only. If full text is not available in your chosen database, you may see a link to SFX, which allows you to check for full text in the other subscribed databases.