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Finding journal articles
Databases help you find journal articles and other relevant material for your essays or research. Some services find data on specific disciplines or subject areas, others index only certain types of publications.
Bibliographic databases usually give you the reference only, but many work with the 360 Link service to provide links to the full text where this is available at Kent.
Subject specific databases
|Academic Search Complete||Mixed full text and bibliographic service for all subjects|
|Anthropological Index||Based on the journal holdings of the Anthropology Library at the British Museum (Museum of Mankind), this covers journal literature from around the world from the late 1950s to the present.|
|AnthroSource||Searchable full-text e-journals related to anthropology, some going back as far as 1888.|
|BioOne||Access to biological, ecological and environmental journals. Full text articles only available from BioOne.1 - go to Browse and select 'By Collection'.|
|eHRAF (Human Relations Area Files)||Full text multi-cultural database.|
|IBSS (International Bibliography of the Social Sciences)||Coverage starts in 1951 and has a UK and European bias. The core disciplines indexed are economics, sociology, politics and anthropology. IBSS provides access to full text from JSTOR, where available.|
|JSTOR||Access to archives of online journals from their first issues up to a moving wall in the recent past. The University currently subscribes to over 570 titles, spread across three collections. More about JSTOR|
|PsycINFO||Index to psychological literature from 1806 to the present. You can download a pdf guide to using PsycINFO.|
|Social Science Citation Index Online, available via Web of Science||Indexes over 8,000 journals across all subjects and starts coverage in 1970. The index is divided into 3 sections, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences.|
Click Login (top right), then Go to the Athens / Other Institution login, then choose from the 'Select your region or group' drop down list.
|SCOPUS is a large and important abstract and citation database. It provides extensive cover of scientific, technical, medical and social sciences literature and includes arts & humanities information.|
|Zetoc Online||Current awareness service from the British Library. The service includes searchable details of 20,000 journal titles and 16,000 conference proceedings covering all subject areas from 1993 onwards. Personal current awareness services based on table of contents information from individually selected journal titles are also available.|
FAQs: how do I use...
Indexing databases list what is available globally, and not all items may be available at Kent. If an item you want to see does not have a link to the full text, search for the item via the Library catalogue (choose 'Journal search') or the journals database.
If the item is not available at Kent, the document delivery service may be able to get it for you from another library.
360 Link works only with journals. It provides a button which searches the Library's e-journals subscriptions and offers a link (or links) to the relevant journal if you have online access to it. If direct links to articles or issues are available, these are offered on the 360 Link options page.