Usually the quickest way to get to an online article is through E-Journals A-Z.
Find a link to E-Journals A-Z on the Library homepage. This service uses to search all our online journals - over 30,000 titles.
Here's a screen capture of a search for an e-journal:
A new window opens with information about that journal's availability.
Click on a link to be connected to the site where the journal is stored. It will get you as close as possible to the journal you requested.
This 2.5-minute video is a media alternative, demonstrating the steps outlined in the previous tab for using E-Journals A-Z to navigate from a citation to an online article.
If it doesn't present well for you in this box, you can access it on YouTube.
TOPCAT, the Library catalogue, provides information on the majority of our journals, both online and print.
In some cases we have access to online journal articles that are NOT included in TOPCAT.
A digital object identifier (DOI) is a unique name given to an online document. If you have the DOI for an article, it should link directly to the article.
However, a DOI points to an item at a specific location. If our Library obtains it from a different provider, you may not be able to access it this way - try a different access method.
To use a DOI, click on the link below to get to the resolver site and enter your DOI in the search box.
You can also Google your DOI, but if it's not authenticated through our proxy server you may not get access.
For more information on using a DOI, see our help page.
Can't find it in TOPCAT or E-Journals A-Z? Perhaps the Trent Library doesn't subscribe to it.
If the journal is not owned by Trent, either online or in print, you can order the article through RACER - our Interlibrary Loans system. We'll get it for you from another library.
There's no charge for this service, but you do need to allow us several days at least to get it. At busy times, it may take weeks.