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Understanding your reading list

A guide to understanding your reading list

A print journal

Print journals are available in the library for reference use only.

A print journal article reference looks like this:

Membride, H. (2016) ‘Mental health: early intervention and prevention in children and young people’, British Journal of Nursing. 25(10), pp.552-557.


If we break it down, this is what it means:

You can search for print journals by using the 'Journal Titles' option on Hunter and entering the journal title into the search box.

An e-journal

Electronic journals are now referenced in the same way as print journals. Most journal articles held by SGUL are available online and that should be where you look for them. Some reading lists may include an URL or Link to a webpage, but this is not required.

Downs, M. and Collins, L. (2015) 'Person-centred communication in dementia care', Nursing Standard, 30(11), pp. 37-41.

Search for journal articles in Hunter using the 'Articles and more' option.

If you cannot directly find the full text, you can locate e-journals by selecting the 'Journal Titles' option on Hunter and searching for the journal title. In the above reference the journal title is Nursing Standard. Check the year you want is available and click on the blue link. You should then be taken to the journal home page where you can find the volume, issue and pages you are looking for. If you need help doing this ask at the Library or contact your Liaison Librarian.

In other databases, select 'Find it at SGUL' to find the full text of an article.

HINT: Remember you may need a SGUL username and password to access e-journals from home or at work.