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How do I access several old/archived journal articles?

Many of the seminal articles I require are from the 1940s/50s and earlier. None of them are available online from UNDA or other university libraries. Am I able to get electronic/scanned or even hard copies of these articles through UNDA library without having to go off-site to other university libraries?
Last Updated: Oct 15, 2015  |  479 Views

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The University Library subscribes to the JSTOR database, which contains substantial collections of online archival materials. This is a good place to start your search.

You can also search across all the Library's holdings, which includes older material, using Summon. You will often be able to get the full text of the article. Tip: To find articles quickly in Summon, enter the name of one of the authors and a few words from the title.

Please also look at the Subject Guide for your discipline, which will have recommendations of resources for your research. You may even find alternatives from the Library's extensive collections.

If the University does not have the specific journal that you need, there are a couple of options:

  • All students, including undergraduates, can borrow items from other universities as a Reciprocal Borrower. Search the catalogues of other university libraries, and be sure to have a current student card to borrow from them.
  • Honours and postgraduate research students are able to use our Document Delivery service, whereby an article can be copied from a journal at another library and delivered to UNDA. Please refer to the 'Document Delivery' link below, to find out how you can access this service.

If you need further assistance, contact you Liaison Librarian, who will help you locate older journal articles, or arrange for document delivery. 

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