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How To Find Journals in Our Library

The Library Search boxes below  will let you find both print and electronic journals held by the Library. The first one is set to find the exact title. If you're not sure of the exact title, try the second box, using selected words from the title.


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You need to access online journals through our site, as if you go direct to the publisher's site your library membership will not be recognised, and you will be asked to pay for access to full text.

Finding a Specific Journal Article

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Other options:-

Try typing the title of the article (in inverted commas) into Scopus. If the journal is indexed in Scopus you will then be able to check for full text online.
You will also be able to:-

  • see articles which cited this reference
  • see the references used by the author(s) of the article

PubMed has a Single Citation Matcher, which allow you to find individual articles from journals included in Medline.

Requesting a Scanned Article from a Print Journal

Not all of our journals are available in electronic format and if you're in the Library you can scan articles from print journals to your USB (at no charge)

But if you're at home, or it's just not easy for you to get to the Library, we have a scanning service which can provide you with electronic copies - and it's free

Details of how to make a request are below..

Interlibrary Requests

When We Don't Have the Journal You Need


Check
 the catalogues of  Flinders University and the University of South Australia. If either of these libraries holds the journal, you can visit the library and make a copy of the article you need.

OR

Request a copy of the article on interlibrary loan, through our Document Delivery service.
Up to 50 requests are supplied free of charge for each person for each calendar year.
Details of charges for subsequent requests can be found on our Document Delivery page
 

The document below will show you how you do it.

(For book requests, just go to the the Inter Library Request link in Library Search ).

Style Guides and Instructions to Authors

The library has a range of printed style guides including
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed.

Obviously APA (American Psychological Association) is the style you will usually choose. Below is a video from Massey University, which will help you to understand how it works, and some other sites which provide you with examples.
 


APA referencing guide
University of Adelaide Writing Centre.

APA Style Resources
Here are some links from the American Psychological Association to their APA style guides and help sheets on the internet.
The APA also has a blog which includes details of How to Cite a Psychological Test in APA Style

The Basics of APA Style
This tutorial, from APA, shows users how to structure and format their work, recommends ways to reduce bias in language, identifies how to avoid charges of plagiarism, shows how to cite references in text, and provides selected reference examples.

How to Cite DSM-5 in APA Style
A blog from the American Psychological Association.

The Purdue OWL: APA Style
The Online Writing Laboratory (OWL) at Purdue has a clear explanation of the use of APA style.

Your Guide to APA 6th Style Referencing
A very clear set of examples - both in text, and in a reference list - from the University of Sydney.


Other Referencing Styles


The Harvard or author-date system of referencing is one of the commonly used systems, but there are several versions which differ slightly from one another.

Harvard Referencing Style
University of Adelaide instructions and examples.

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals
Previously Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals also referred to as the Vancouver Guidelines. For additional information see Citing Medicine 2nd ed.

Vancouver Referencing Guide
University of Adelaide instructions and examples.

Vancouver Style examples
From Monash University.

The Library also has a general referencing style guides page, if you need information on a style not covered here.