Search journal articles
The Library provides access to journals in print and electronic format. To search for journal articles, use our EBSCO EDS search tool.
EBSCO EDS is an online research tool that "pulls together" many journals so that they can be explorer using a single search box. In other words, rather than searching several journals, you can do and EDS search and get a single list of results coming from various sources.
ISU students and staff, use our 'institutional access' and log in using your ISU username and password.
Browse through the list of the Library current holdings with our Journal AtoZ browser.
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Why should I consult journals?
Journals are usually more current than books and usually focus on specific subjects. They may contain case studies, trials and statistics that may not be found in general textbooks.
Peer-reviewed journals are evaluated and critiqued by researchers and experts in the field of the same standing or higher than the author before being published. They are high quality academic sources of information.
If you are unsure which journals to look at, our webpage for Subject guides, will provide you some guidance.
How to access journal articles
Journal articles can be accessed through EBSCO EDS when the Library has taken a subscription to the journal or when the journals are on open access.
Journal articles in full-text can also be accessed via our journal browser. The Library link to an electronic resource will direct you to a login page, and upon successful login using your ISU username and password you will be directed to the online journal.
Get hold of an article we don't have
When using EBSCO EDS, when the article is not available in the ISU Library collection, you can request it directly via the "Request item" button. All data will then be filled in automatically.
You can also send your request by email to your Librarian. Enter as many important data as possible such as title, author, year of publication, ISBN or ISSN, journal title. You will receive an email once the book or the article has arrived and you can collect it at the Library.
Citing it right
For ISU assignments and projects, you have to use the Anglia Ruskin Harvard System of Referencing.
All your citations and references should match the style you are using exactly, including any punctuation, capitalization, italics and bold, and you should use the same referencing style throughout your assignment.
Example of referencing for journal articles:
Sweeting, M., 2018. Modern Small Satellites-Changing the Economics of Space. Proceedings of the IEEE, [online] 106(3), pp.343-361.
Available at: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8303876/figures [Accessed 6 February 2019].
Rodriguez-Alvarez, N. et. al. 2009. Soil Moisture Retrieval Using GNSS-R Techniques: Experimental Results Over a Bare Soil Field.
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 47(11), pp. 647-85.
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