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Journals & ejournals

What is available?

The Library has an extensive range of online journals together with a print collection. Bond students and staff can access online journals on and off-campus.

The print journals are shelved on levels 3 and 4 of the Main Library, and on levels 2 and 3 of the Law Library, alongside the books. 

Journals can be found using Library Search.

Searching for journals & ejournals

Library Search can be used to search across the majority of journal content however, some key resources are not indexed and will need to be searched individually. Check out BrowZine for browsing journals in your subject area, see the Browse Journals tab below for more information.

To identify key journals or journal databases in your discipline refer to the relevant library guide. The A-Z electronic resources list is another option for finding these. 

When you are searching for information on a topic you can refine your search results to show only articles by selecting the Content Type ‘Article’ or by choosing to show only 'Peer-reviewed Journals'.

Find articles on a topic

When you have a citation to a journal article you can search using Citation Search for the authors’ names and the title of the article and perhaps a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). These pieces of information describe the article.

Where possible Library Search will link directly to the full text of an article. If the Library does not have full text available Bond students and staff will be able to request document delivery through Library Search.

Print journal articles are not indexed in Library Search, however you can search for the journal title or ISSN in Library Search to find out whether the correct volume and issue is available as well as the location in the Library.

Find specific articles

When you want to find a journal (not an article), search for the journal title or ISSN in Library Search or Journals search section of it. If the journal is available online you will see links to the journal and the date ranges available.

Find Journals

Use BrowZine to browse through journals on your subject area and save journals or articles to your personal bookshelf. 

BrowZine is designed to emulate the experience of reading a print journal. Rather than searching for articles on a topic, BrowZine displays articles in journals by issue. BrowZine is ideal for people who have favourite journals they read regularly.

BrowZine features include:

  • Browsing articles in your favourite journals (including introductions from the editor, research, commentary, reviews, etc.)
  • Save your favourite journals to your own personal virtual bookshelf
  • Export citations to EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, etc.

BrowZine is also available as an app from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Browse Journals

Using journal databases

Journal databases which index articles have their own search interfaces. These databases are often discipline specific. You can find the links to the Library’s journal databases by searching or browsing the list of electronic resources that the Library subscribes to and open access resources that the Library recommends.  

Content on the internet

Open access journals are available for free on the Internet. Most academic journals are not available without payment. The Library’s electronic resources list and Library Search include recommended open access journals as well as the high quality content that is available to Bond students and staff through the Library’s subscriptions. To find quality search results start with the Library’s resources rather than a general search engine and save time.

Google Scholar is an exception to most Internet search engines as it indexes scholarly literature only. If you connect to Google Scholar through this Bond-specific link students and staff will have the added benefit of easy connection through to the Library’s licensed content.

Related links

This page provides a comprehensive list of the Library’s online resources, and recommended open access resources including journals, audiovisual resources, statistics and more. Most but not all of these are also indexed in Summon.

Find Electronic Resources

This guide will help you decide when it is appropriate to use the Internet for an assignment or research and provides some tips for getting the most from your Internet searches.

Read the guide

The Open Access & Scholarly Publishing guide covers publishing for journal article authors. It covers rights, funder policies and the role of open access repositories in scholarly publishing.

Read the guide