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Electronic journals

UCL ejournals directory

To view lists by journal title (A-Z), subject or publisher or search by journal title, follow the link below:

Access UCL's ejournals service »

A list of major ejournal collections, and a separate list of ejournals by publisher, are available in the publisher tab of the ejournals service. Newspapers.

Ejournals news
Terms and conditions
Open access
Access problems

Most problems with access to eresources relate to a specific user's access entitlements, or to a particular eresource. The ejournals team investigates these problems on a case-by-case basis, and aims to reply to messages within one working day. Please use the problem report form to contact us, including details of

  1. the nature of the fault
  2. the URL, title and name of the article you are having problems accessing
  3. the error message and URL of the page on which it appeared

Very occasionally system-wide problems occur. These are investigated and solved by the ejournals team and UCL Information Systems as a priority. Updates are posted on the eresources blog (you can register to receive e-mail alerts when new posts are added). The blog is also used to inform users of planned outages to the normal eresources service, and alternative access routes.

Unforeseen problems during non-working hours

Please note that eresources systems, in common with all central UCL IT systems, run unattended overnight, at weekends, and during UCL closure periods. If services fail, they may not be restored until the next working day. If unforeseen system-wide problems occur during non-working hours, try the following alternative access routes for off-site access:

  • Log in to the Web WTS service, then access the eresource that you need via a search engine such as Google. The Web WTS service simulates on-site access, so (in most cases) there is no further authentication requirement.
  • For services that use the institutional login, you can use this option on the website of the database or journal that you want to access

If you are on-site, use a search engine such as Google to find the database or journal that you need. In most cases there is no authentication requirement because you are using a UCL computer.

Please note that it is normally not advisable to use search engines to find subscription eresources: except in the specific circumstances outlined above, use the ejournals list or databases list in order to ensure that you have access to all of UCL Library Services' subscription eresources.

Technical information
Access to eresources for visitors

Visitors to UCL Libraries can access some eresources on-site using the eAccess points. More information, and lists of available resources.

Keeping up to date

Keep up to date with developments in, and additions to, UCL's electronic resources by subscribing to the eresources blog. You can also use the options on the eresources blog to set up an RSS feed.

Last modified 02 July 2014

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