Your subject-specific guide to using library resources.
Below is a list of key databases and eJournal collections in your subject. They will either provide you with the full text of the journal or they will give you the bibliographic details of an article. If we have access to this item on another one of our subscriptions you will see the 'find@newcastle' option next to the item. Follow this link to find out if we have the full text available.
All databases should have a help section with tips and tricks on how to get the best out of using them, so do make yourself familiar with them. You also may find the following helpful:
You can link directly to the full text of online journal articles (where we have access to them) using the 'External links' at the bottom of any record you find.
When searching for modern authors, simply type the author's name in the 'author' box. When searching for ancient authors (e.g. Ovid) or ancient texts, type the name in the 'ancient author and text' box. You can then select the correct form of the author or text name from the drop-down list which appears on screen.
Choose advanced search for the full range of search options, and click the question mark symbol next to any search field to get more search tips.
Try Google Scholar for finding scholarly literature on the internet. Google Scholar is particularly good at finding Open Access (freely accessible) scholarly information but a great deal of important literature is still only available through the databases and electronic journals to which the Library subscribes. You should, therefore, use Google Scholar in addition to (and not instead of) our databases and electronic journals.
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