This page tells you how to find journals when you already know the title of the journal. Most of our journals are online, but some are only available in print. The print journals available in the Library are for reference only and cannot be borrowed.
How do I find if the full text is available from the Library?
Journal article details will look something like this (if the reference includes a volume number and page numbers, it is very likely to be a journal article).
Kotter, J., (2008). Sense of Urgency, Leadership Excellence. 25 (3), p. 10.
You can simply enter keywords into the LibrarySearch main search box. However, due to the large number of results available, you may not find a specific article on the first page of your results.
You can try 'Tweak my Results' and selecting Format > Articles to narrow down your results.
Difficulty finding what you are looking for?
If you can't find the article, check the ejournals list.
In LibrarySearch, click on ejournals, and enter the title of the journal (not the title of the article).
Journal not held at Edinburgh Napier?
Find journals at other libraries in Edinburgh
First check Library Hub Discover. This helps you find journals held by other academic libraries in the UK.
- Limit 'region' to Edinburgh.
- Please ask in any Edinburgh Napier library before you visit an external library for the first time. You may need some documentation from us first.
Libraries do not keep journals indefinitely, so you should check their online catalogue before visiting - See Other Libraries and bookshops.
If another library holds a journal online only it is likely that you will not be able to access this due to licensing agreements.
Please note the following in particular:
SCONUL Access cards can also be used for access to other academic libraries in Scotland and the rest of the UK. See SCONUL Access.
Request an Inter Library Loan
Use the Inter Library Loan service to request an article online.
The Library can obtain articles for your research, normally from the British Library, but we also work with other libraries. You will normally receive an article in electronic format. Items are likely to take at least 10 days to arrive.