Journals and how to access them

What journals are available?

Below is an A-Z listing of journals which are available to NICS staff, either directly or via a database.  Due to licencing restrictions some journals are only available to staff in specific departments. Please contact us if you have any questions about journals.

Where electronic access to a journal is available, a note of what is available and a link is included.  The NICS eLibrary subscribes to several major journal/newspaper databases and links to these are below.

Subscribed databases include EBSCO Discovery, Nexis News & Science Direct and Helpsheets are available to assist you in using these
resources. NB: EBSCO and Science Direct databases can also be searched using the general catalogue search and selecting the Articles tab in the results list.

See also:

Directory of Open Access Journals - This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, and aims to cover all subjects and languages. There are over 2500 journals in the directory.

Copyright Restrictions

Copyright legislation gives legal protection to the creators of certain kinds of material, allowing them to control the way in which their work may be exploited.  In the absence of specific permission from the publisher, under "fair dealing" you are permitted to copy/print:

  • one article per issue of a journal, or
  • one chapter or 5% of a book etc., with
  • a single copy only, for non-commercial work-related research or "private study"; Also
  • acknowledge all copies; and
  • respect copyright notices or statements on any publications, including websites and other electronic sources.

For more detailed information, read about Copyright Law on the website of the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA), or ask your librarian for guidance.