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.  Each departmental library will have additional journals which are only available to their own staff.  Please check your own library intranet for further information.

Where electronic access to a journal is available, a note of what's 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, Nexis & Science Direct and Helpsheets are available to assist you in using these
NB: EBSCO and Science Direct databases can be searched using the general catalogue search at the link below.

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.

Journal Circulation

Some libraries offer a journal circulation service, but this is available only to staff within their department. It may be possible, subject to copyright law, to provide staff from other departments with photocopies of articles.

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.