Help and guidance - electronic resources


Online help on specific electronic eresources About electronic resources
About Newman library's Journal Finder About Newman and other library catalogues
Eresource FAQs  


Online help on specific electronic resources

  • Most electronic resources have online help pages, which can help to improve your searching. Different services use different "search language" or symbols to enable more efficient searching, for example, truncation of search terms or use of wildcard characters
  • We have gathered together help resources from different publishers, including videos and tutorials on how to use resources. You can find them on our eresources help guides page
  • If you're having problems accessing our resources, check our eresources FAQs page for help

About electronic resources

  • To see a listing of the electronic resources accessible to Newman students and staff, visit the Electronic Resources page
  • We have an easily searchable and user-friendly Journal Finder which includes all of the electronic or online journals accessible to Newman students and staff
  • Some databases give full-text of journal articles, for example, Business Source Premier and PsycARTICLES. Some databases give only references and occasionally abstracts, to journal articles, theses and so on; for example Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL) - if full text is available, you can link through to the full text of journal articles, using the "Is Newman full-text available?" links, found beside the journal article references in our databases
  • You can search most of the full text of our database and journal content in the library catalogue by selecting the "E-journals" drop down option next to the search box
  • Ejournals are the electronic equivalent of a library of journals. They can provide access to full-text or abstracts of journal articles, if Newman library has a subscription to the relevant journal for the relevant time period
  • Reference materials are useful for finding out about a topic or person, getting definitions, coming up with alternative keywords for electronic searching
  • Online reference sources have the added advantage of easy access to cross-references to related topics
  • Our image and sound collections contain a wealth of material which can inform or improve the presentation of your work

About Newman's Journal Finder

  • Our easy to use Journal Finder, includes both online and printed journals. You can only search for journal titles here not journal articles. (To search for articles, use the library catalogue search option and select the "E-journals" drop down option next to the search box)
  • You can access a specific electronic journal, linking straight through from the title listing to the relevant online journals service
  • This listing also tells you which dates of the ejournal's issues you can access
  • For printed journals, you'll find a link which takes you to the relevant journal in the library catalogue, where you can check the dates and volumes which we have available
  • You can search by journal title, or a part of the title, use keywords to search for relevant journals or search by subject categories

About Newman and other library catalogues

  • You can search most of the full text of our database and journal content in the library catalogue by selecting the "E-journals" drop down option next to the search box
  • We have produced a guide to help you use the catalogue
  • COPAC is a catalogue which searches across several university library catalogues. This can be useful if you are trying to locate libraries which hold a particular journal
  • If there are any other libraries whose catalogue you would like to be accessible via a link please use the ask a librarian facility on the website or contact us
  • If you wish to access other libraries to use journals or other resources, you can sign up to the appropriate scheme to allow you access. This is a free service which you can arrange to use at Newman library. Visit the using other libraries page for more details