Answered By: Your Library Team
Last Updated: Mar 07, 2017     Views: 156

To search for a journal article you will need to access the Articles and More section of StarPlus.  This will search a variety of resources, including journal articles, conference papers and open access books.  The default search option is the Primo Central database.  The University Library will not have a subscription to all the material indexed in Primo Central.

Remember to check you are logged in,  your name should display in the top left hand side of StarPlus.

To search type the article title in the search box:  From your results list click View It to see the full text of materials available online:

View article

If you are looking for a phrase, use quotation marks to make your search more specific: e.g. "global warming".StarPlus will search for the whole phrase rather than each separate word.

If you're looking for a specific journal article, there are two options:

  • Use the Articles and More search and combine the author surname with words or phrases from the article title, e.g. Metcalf "paying for university".
  • If you don’t find the article you want, try typing the journal title into University Collections search to check the availability, in print and/or electronically, of the journal, e.g. National Institute Economic Review.