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Institute of Management Studies (IMS): Journals

A guide to library resources for IMS, including an overview of databases, advice on referencing, a support page for researchers and contact details for your department's Subject Librarian.

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What is Findit@Gold?

The Findit@Gold button will help you find and access our Goldsmiths Library subscriptions.

If you see a Findit@Gold button next to an article, use it to check if you can access the full text.

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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.

Searching Journal Articles

There are several ways of searching our journal articles by topic keywords:

  1. Search using keywords in Library Search
  2. Search using keywords in our Specialist Databases
  3. Found something you can't access? Try checking Senate House or requesting an Inter-Library Loan

Finding journal articles using Google & other search engines

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.

Google Scholar

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.

Understanding a Journal Article Reference

In APA Referencing style, a journal article reference will look like this:

Author(s). (Year of publication). Title of article. Title of journal, Volume number(Issue), Page numbers, URL or doi


Keister, T. (2016). Bailouts and Financial Fragility. Review of Economic Studies, 83(2), 704-736. doi: 10.1093/restud/rdv044


The journal title, year of publication and volume and issue numbers (highlighed above) will be particularly useful in helping you find and access the journal.


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