What are databases?

Databases list publications by author, title, publication name, year of publication and subject area. You can search these via Summon.

How do I access journal articles online?

Many journal articles are available online. You will need your University of Bradford username and password to access them.

Why can’t I see the full article even after putting in my University of Bradford username and password?

In most cases this will be because the University of Bradford does not have a subscription to the journal. To check if it is part of Bradford subscriptions check the Library catalogue. Type in the title of the journal. If we have a subscription to the journal, the library catalogue will show you which years we have paid-for access and provide you with a direct link to the webpage where you can find the article. If there isn’t a record for the journal on the catalogue then the library does not have a subscription and you will not be able to view it online via us.

The University of Bradford has the journal I need but in paper only what shall I do?

If we only have paper copies of a journal you will need to submit an article request form. The article will be scanned and emailed to you. There isn't a charge for this service.

What if the University doesn’t have a subscription to the journal I need?

If we don’t have a subscription to a particular journal you will need to submit an article request form. The request will go to the Inter-Library Loans department who will obtain a copy of the article (normally from the British Library) and send it electronically to your university email address. There is a charge for this service.