The University of Huddersfield Library subscribes to thousands of online journals. You might want to search for journal articles by research topic; find a specific article by its name or reference details; or browse issues of a journal to see what's new. This page explains more about how to do this.
Your choice of filters and keywords can help you to narrow down your search results.
1. Use filters
You can limit your Summon search results using the filters at the side of the results page.
To limit your search to scholarly & peer-reviewed and journal articles only, check the box next to these options.
You may also want to limit your results by publication date. The date range you choose will depend on your topic.
If your keywords are used widely and across other subjects, you may also want to choose some discipline (subject area) limits, which will narrow your results to your own subject area. Apply this filter carefully, as you may exclude some useful results.
2. Use keywords
Another way to narrow your results is to add in additional, specific keywords in the search bar. So, returning to the previous gender pay gap example, you could narrow your search further by adding another keyword representing the industry you are researching, e.g. gender pay gap sport
This video demonstrates how to search Summon using keywords and filters:
This video explains how to choose keywords:
If you know the title of the journal article you want to read, you can search for it using Summon or the Library's Journal Search.
Summon also allows you to search using the article DOI (Digital Object Identifier). This is a unique set of numbers and letters assigned to an electronic publication, which usually begins with 10 and is often found in the form of a hyperlink beginning http://doi.org. To search by DOI enter the full DOI in the Summon search bar. This must be typed exactly to retrieve the article.
If you have the full reference details, you may be able to download the article from the journal webpage itself using the Journal Search on the library homepage. This method can help if you have struggled to find the article on Summon. It also allows you to browse other articles published in the same journal, which might be relevant to your research. To use this method, you will need to access the journal through the Library homepage:
To access an electronic journal article found on Summon choose one of the options below:
Most electronic journal articles can be downloaded in PDF format and saved to your own device or OneDrive for reading or printing. Look for the 'PDF full text' icon on the article webpage and click on this to download:
If available, we recommend you download the PDF version of the article for saving and printing, as the web browser or HTML version may not display correctly. For advice on how to solve common issues, see the troubleshooting page of this guide.
Can I access electronic journal articles off-campus?
You can access electronic journals and journal articles off-campus. You will need to access them via Summon or the Library Journal Search, logging in here with your University username and password.
To browse a journal for relevant or recently published articles, you can use the Journal Search or Journal Browse options on the Library website.
BrowZine allows you to search, browse and read many of our electronic journals on a more user-friendly interface.