Journals and how to access them

What journals are available?

The NICS Library Service and the CAFRE College Libraries subscribe to a number of journals, either in hard copy or electronically. Below are lists of the journal titles that we currently subscribe to including a link to the e-journal and/or holding information where applicable. Due to copyright licencing restrictions, journals may only be available to staff in specific departments, however please contact us if you have any questions about this.

In addition to the individual journals we take, the NICS Library Service also subscribes to several online databases including EBSCO Discovery, Emerald and Science Direct which provide immediate access to thousands of full text journal articles from a wide range of sources covering all academic and business subject areas. You can find the full list of online resources available on our Online Databases page. 

To search or browse the publications available via each of these online databases use the following links:

If you have checked the databases for a particular journal or article and haven't been able to locate it, get in touch with the details as we may be able to obtain a copy through Inter library loan.

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.