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Introducing HONNI and the Medical & HSC Library: Finding journal articles

Searching for journals and reading articles

The Medical & HSC Library subscribes to 1,000s of journals, most of which can be read on-line via HONNI.

There are 3 main ways of looking for journal articles:

  1. Search within a specific journal
  2. Search in any journal for articles on a topic
  3. Search for a specific journal article

Information about these ways of finding journal articles can be found to the right.

There are other ways of reading journal articles (e.g. in print); please contact your Subject Specialist Librarian or local HSC library for more information.

Finding journal articles

To find and search within a specific journal (e.g. The Lancet), on the HONNI homepage, click E-Publications.

 

 

HONNI E-Publications Finder will open. Before proceeding, it's important to click the yellow 'Login for full access to HONNI resources' message at the top of the results page, and log-in with your HONNI number and password.

In the E-Publications Finder box, type in the name of the journal you wish to find, then click Search.

If the journal is available via HONNI, it will appear in the list of results. One or more links to publisher websites will appear underneath the journal details. Click a link to access the journal.

Publisher website will open. Websites vary from journal to journal, but usually you will have the option either to search within the journal for articles on a particular topic, or navigate an archive to articles in specific volumes/issues.

 

 

The full text of most articles will be available to download as PDFs which can be saved or printed.

To find articles on a topic in any journal subscribed to by the Medical & HSC Library, on the HONNI homepage click Articles. Type your topic into the box, and click Search.

Please note: this search works best for simple topics: e.g. 'diabetes', not 'diabetes in children from low income families in Northern Ireland since 1969'. If you'd like to run a more complex search, please use a database - click 'Other resources' above for more information.

 

 

HONNI Search will look through the contents of 1,000s of journals, and display potentially relevant articles.

Before proceeding, it's important to click the yellow 'Login for full access to HONNI resources' message at the top of the results page, and log-in with your HONNI number and password.

If HONNI Search presents you with a large number of results, you can use filters on the left-hand side of the screen to limit results to particular types of resource, publication years etc.

The full text of many articles will be available for you to view and download. Simply click on the link that appears under the article details to read an article.

Once downloaded, PDFs of articles can be saved or printed.

 

 

Sometimes, an article won't be available for you to read, because it appears in a journal to which the Medical & HSC Library doesn't subscribe. If you would like to read an article that isn't available, click the Place Request link underneath its details.

This will prompt you to log in with your HONNI details and submit a request form containing the article's details. Once your form is submitted, we will try to source the article for you from another Library. Find out more about requesting items by clicking the link below.

To use HONNI Search to look for a specific article, go to the HONNI homepage and click Articles. Type (or paste) part or all of the article title into the box, then click Search.

If HONNI Search has a record of the article, it will appear at or near the top of the list of catalogue results.

Before proceeding, it's important to click the yellow 'Login for full access to HONNI resources' message at the top of the results page, and log-in with your HONNI number and password.

If a full text link appears under the article details, click it to read the article.

Sometimes, an article will appear in results but the full text isn't available. In this event, click Place Request underneath the article details to order a copy of the article from another library.

 

 

If an article doesn't appear at all in results, this means HONNI Search doesn't have a record of it. You can, however, still request a copy of the article, and we will try to get it for you from another library. For more information, click the My account & requests tab above.

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