- Which journals are available?
- Who can use them? How to gain access
- How do I log in / Do I need a password?
- Are there any legal issues?
Which journals are available?
The e-journals pages give you an up-to-date list of which journals are available.
Who can use them?
Your affiliation will affect which e-journals are available to you. The majority of the e-journals listed on our pages have been subscribed to at additional cost. Staff and students of UCL (including UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology) can access titles purchased by UCL; staff of UCLH can access titles purchased by the NHS. Simply select the link to UCL or NHS to find out which titles are available to you. While most e-journals require a subscription, some have freely content, for exxample, sometimes older material is freely available.
How do I log in? Do I need a password?
Publishers use various ways of controlling access to their e-journal content. They do this to keep their content secure and to make sure that access is only possible for those who have paid for a subscription.
- NHS e-journals - most require an OpenAthens password for access. See our Logging into eresources page for more information about OpenAthens. A small number of journals are only available from computers connected to the UCLH network, these will be marked on the list.
UCL e-journals - access to the UCL ejournals is controlled in a number of ways:
- On-site within the UCL network - most publishers allow access to e-journals without a password from computers located within the UCL network. We also have Explore Access Points (EAPs), dedicated UCL-networked computers housed in the library which you can use for access. Please note that a small number of e-journals require UCL credentials to log in, even when working on-site.
- Off-site outside the UCL network - for most e-journals, UCL credentials are required to log in when working off-site. UCL staff and students should use their UCL credentials to gain access; more information about how to do this can be found at our Logging into eresources page.
Are there any restrictions on what I can do with the content?
E-journals are protected by copyright laws similar to those for printed journals. You are also subject to the terms & conditions of use which vary from publisher to publisher. Activities such as downloading or copying multiple articles from one issue and using content for commercial purposes are almost always prohibited. Terms and conditions for individual journals can usually be found on each ejournals website. Please contact the Library if you need further help or information.