Goldsmiths Library subscribes to a large number of academic journals (also known as periodicals or serials) and subject-related news magazines. Most current subscriptions are accessible electronically rather than held in print on the library shelves. Our e-journals are accessed off-campus using your Goldsmiths username and password.
For more general information on accessing articles, see the LibGuide for Online Journals.
In Chicago refererncing style, a journal article reference will look like this:
The journal title, year of publication and volume number (highlighed above) will be particularly useful in helping you find and access the journal.
The Library subscribes to hundreds of journals on your behalf, and we recommend you use the specialist databases to discover these. Google and other search engines do not always find the most relevant articles first, and you will often be asked to pay to access the indiviudal articles.
If you find a journal article online, remember that you will need to log in as a Goldsmiths student to be able to access it freely. Look out for the 'institutional' or 'Shibboleth' log in and choose Goldsmiths from the list. If you struggle to log in, try searching for the article or journal title on Library Search instead.
You can also use Google Scholar to search for journal articles, and you can adjust your Google Scholar settings to link to Goldsmiths Library. Remember that Google Scholar may often not provide as comprehensive or reliable search as specialist databases (such as PsycInfo).