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Studious StudentsMore and more journal articles are becoming available electronically. But if you are after an article from a  print journal, follow these steps:

  1. Search for the journal title in the Library catalogue.
  2. Check the holdings to ensure we hold the volume and issue you are after.
  3. Take note of the call number.
  4. Locate the journal on the shelf, find the appropriate volume and issue and look up the article.

For more detailed information, see our Ask-a-Librarian Q&A.

If you need assistance in finding the journal, enquire at the Information & Loans Desk on Level B.



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The Dawn, an early Australian feminist journal published by Louisa Lawson from 1888-1905, was digitised and made available by the National Library of Australia for International Women’s Day 2012.

This project was entirely funded by donations via the Digitise the Dawn campaign.

Access The Dawn via the National Library’s Trove database, which is freely available on the Internet. Trove contains the full content of Australian newspapers from 1803-1954, and the Australian Women’s Weekly to 1982.

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Students working on the Government Business Relations assignment on Plagiarism may be interested in this new ebook:

Plagiarism, the Internet and student learning : Improving academic integrity

If you are having difficulty finding enough material – try searching the Library catalogue using keywords like the name of your intended profession (accounting, business, law, etc) and a term like “ethics” or “research.”

Journal Articles:

Academic Source Complete or Business Source Complete may be good databases to try for academic articles on this topic. You should also look at the relevant subject guide for your profession. Plagiarism in accounting or business could have serious legal ramifications, so it may also be useful to look at databases from the law subject guide. You may also want to try searching for issues such as “copyright” or “fraud” in your profession.

Finally – make sure that you can’t be accused of plagiarism yourself! Make sure that you use references to show where you are quoting someone else’s words or ideas – the Library provides access to referencing guides.

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The Library’s E-journals, Newspapers & E-books search page has been upgraded.

The search interface now allows a number of different types of searches, via the tabs at the top of the page. A search can be made of all electronic resources,  or limited to a search of either E-journals / Newspapers or E-books.

All tabs also now offer a DOI search (Digital Object Identifier), allowing you to instantly find any article available from UC Library’s extensive electronic resource collection (34811 e-books & 40039 e-journals as of the 30/8/11), with the entry of a single number.

Upgraded E-journals, Newspapers & E-books Web page

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You can access most online Library resources off campus simply by using your UC login. The Library now has access to around 40,000 journals online, and a range of e-books in various subject areas.

When you click through to one of our online resources from a Library page, you should be asked for your UC login and password on an EZproxy page. This will give you access via the Library’s account. If the resource you are using requires a personal login, e.g. a RefWorks account, you will normally enter this on the next screen.

The most common issues are:

  • Not using the links from the Library webpage to access articles. If you Google search for academic information or a particular database, you will not be recognised as being covered by the UC subscriptions and may be asked to pay for articles! Click through from the Library and sign in as yourself to access material for free.
  • Government departments and other areas with ‘firewalls’ sometimes block UC services.
  • Database downtimes – check the Library blog to see if your database is unavailable for maintenance.

If you have any issues accessing UC Library material, please contact the Library Service Desk by email, phone (02) 6201 5082, or online through the Chat with a Librarian service.

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The answer is right on the Library’s homepage!  You can find them in  Library Databases but first you need to know what you are  looking for and which database to use.

Why can’t I find articles through Google? You can, however if you find articles from subscription journals (i.e. not open access) through Google you will have to pay for them!

UC students are entitled to online access to subscription journal articles through the Library Website.

Before you start searching, you need to think about your search strategy. What course are you enrolled in? What is the topic? What keywords will you use in the search? Choice of keywords is important and they can be found in your assignment topic or from your lectures and readings.

To learn about choosing keywords and using them in a database; register to attend a session on Finding Journal Articles on the Research Skills Library website.

Ask for help at the Research Assistance Desk if you are on campus. We are open from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday (6:00pm closing on Friday). For further details please check Library Hours.

You can also use the Chat with a Librarian service, phone (6201 5082), or email to Ask a Librarian.