An academic or scholarly journal is a periodical in which scholarship relating to a particular discipline is published. Content published in journals typically takes the form of articles presenting original research. These articles are often, although not always, peer reviewed. Scholarly journals are distinct from other periodicals like trade journals, whose target audience is people who work in a particular trade or industry, and magazines, whose target audience and scope may be less specialised.
Articles from the majority of the library’s electronic journals and serials will appear in a search of Summon, the main search box on the homepage. A standard search will include a range of content types in the results but you can use the filters and facets that appear along the left side of the search results page to narrow your search results to only display the content type you want, e.g. journal articles, magazine articles, trade publication articles etc. For scholarly material, you have the option to pick between all scholarly material, including peer-review or just peer-review exclusively. You can access Summon directly.
E-Journal Portal (A-Z List)
You can browse or search the e-journal portal to find a journal by its title or ISSN. When you select a journal you can browse or search through the its issues. A search of the E-Journal Portal (A-Z List) will only search at publication-level not at article-level. E-Journal Portal (A-Z List) results will often appear on the right side of the search results page in any standard Summon search under the Publication Finder banner, e.g if you search Summon for the Academy of Management Review the Publication Finder will give you a link to access the journal page where you can browse that specific publication.
EBSCO Business Source Premier
The majority but not all of EBSCO Business Source Premier results will appear in a standard Summon search. Business Source Premier features full text and searchable cited references for top journals covering a variety of business disciplines, including accounting, finance, economics, marketing and management. You might find searching in EBSCO Business Source Premier instead of Summon particularly useful if you want to reduce your results set or find material like company profiles. You can access EBSCO Business Source Premier directly.
ProQuest ABI/INFORM Collection
The majority but not all of ProQuest ABI/INFORM results will appear in a standard Summon search. This collection features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics journals periodicals, country-and industry-focused reports, and major news sources. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world. You might find searching in ProQuest ABI/INFORM instead of Summon useful if you want to reduce your results set or find industry and market research, commodity reports, company reports or country reports. You can access ProQuest ABI/INFORM directly.
Traditionally, journals and other scholarly materials cover publishing costs through subscriptions, licenses or pay-per-view charges. Open access publishing is funded through other models. Material is distributed online, free of cost or other access barriers. All forms of published scholarly output can be open access.
A standard search of Summon will include an option for Open Access among the filters and facets that appear along the left side of the search results page. Some search results can include an open access version of material sourced from repositories run by universities, governments, scholarly societies, as well as open content hosted by publishers.
Add Results Beyond The Library's Collection
This feature appears near the top of a Summon results page. It modifies your search to include material to which the library does not subscribe. In the search results set, a resource to which the library does not subscribe is indicated by ‘Citation Online’ rather than ‘Full Text Online’. You may want to use this feature to explore what else has been published on your research topic and could be made available, for example, as an inter-library loan.