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Biological Sciences: Finding Journal Articles

Academic Journals

Academic journals contain up-to-date academic research and are generally published on a regular basis.  The QUB Library subscribes to thousands of journal titles and these are all available via the QUB Library Catalogue or via our E-Journals A-Z.

Articles from academic journals that the Library provides will be:

•Peer reviewed
•Free to access from on and off campus – you can’t use Google to access as wide a range of articles.
•Generally relevant to a specific topic.
•Up-to-date.

You can look for specific journal articles, or articles on a topic, from QUB Library's e-journal subscriptions by using QCat Article Search (see below).   For more detailed and systematic searching it is recommended that you use databases, as they cover a much wider range of content than Article Search.  For help on using databases, please contact your subject librarian.

Using Article Search

Article Search allows you to search right across the QUB Library's electronic journal subscriptions.  Article Search is useful for quickly finding full-text articles on any topic.  

Click on the 'Article search' tab on the Library homepage and enter your keywords - the tutorial below will show you how:

Journal FAQs