Electronic journals are an ever-growing part of Library Services. When last featured in Library News in May 2000, it was reported that 1000 titles were available to UCL students and staff. Two years on, that figure stands at 4,500 across all disciplines. Additionally, the majority of these journals are now accessible from home, with the appropriate password. The Library's web pages have recently been re-designed to reflect this expansion, and are now divided into five main sections:
- News: this page contains information about all major new additions to the ejournal collections, as well as news about any deletions or temporary disruptions to service.
- Locating ejournals lists the Library's complete holdings in alphabetical order and by subject.
- Access contains important information on how ejournals can be used both on and off campus. Although, as noted, a large percentage of our ejournals can now be accessed off-site an appropriate password is often required. Moreover, the password will differ from title to title owing to the number of different suppliers the Library uses.
- Technical Support: this page offers help with any problems users may experience while trying to access electronic journals, including a glossary of terms.
- General Information: contains details about all of the Library's main ejournal packages and a Frequently Asked Questions section.