How to find a specific journal article

This blog explains how to find a specific journal article that you already have a reference for

Our reference: Reed, M. I. (2012). Masters of the universe: Power and elites in organization studies. Organization Studies, 33(2), 203-221.

There are two methods you can use to locate this journal article

Type the title of the journal into iFind Discover NOT the author and title of the article. Then set your search to journal title 

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Using the journal record displayed on the library catalogue, make a note of the call number of the journal e.g. H1 O63.

Then you will need to go to the H section in the library and locate the print copies of Organization Studies.
Find volume 33, issue 2 and turn to page number 203 to get the article you want.

As you can see from the catalogue record display below the volume holdings for Organization Studies dates back to 1995; the article from our reference was published in 2012 – so we do have print access to it.

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Go to iFind Research

Scroll to the search box displayed on the bottom right hand corner of the home screen

Simply enter the author’s last name and the the title into the search boxes and click on find

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If your search has been successful you will be taken to the results screen

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To access the article you are interested in click on the ‘full text’ icon – this will lead you to the ‘igetit’ page

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As you can see igetit will often present more than one online option – when you have multiple options like this all you need to do is make sure you select the option that covers the year you are interested in (in this case 2012).

After selecting an option you will be asked to enter a username and password, this is your usual SU username and password. Once you are logged in you will be taken to the online article – simply click on the PDF icon to view the complete article.

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APA Referencing sessions

We have been running some extra APA referencing sessions in the library so School of Management students can get help with difficult references or general questions about referencing. The next session is on Friday 14th November at 3-4pm in the library Training Room 3. You can book on here:

If you are unable to make that session (or the date is passed) please do let us know ( and we can see if we can arrange more sessions.

The APA Full Guide is here (PDF) – the most detailed help on Swansea School of Management’s chosen style including specific business examples on p.22.

Types of book loan and Library locations

This blog post will help you to make more sense of the information that is displayed on our library catalogue.

When searching for resources on our library catalogue iFind Discover, you will see that the items available to you will have different loan statuses and will be stored in different locations.

Loan status

  • Normal loan= the loan period for this item depends on whether you are an undergraduate or postgraduate; undergraduates can borrow normal loans for 2 weeks, postgraduates can have them for 12 weeks.
  • One Week loan = as the name suggests items with this loan status can only be borrowed for a week (any item with a one week loan status will have a red spot on the spine)
  • Short loan = items in high demand are put in the short loan collection, you will need to ask for these at the issue desk – their loan period can be 6 hours or overnight
  • Overnight = as the name suggests items with this loan status can only be borrowed for 1 night (any item with an overnight loan status will have a blue spot on the spine)
  • Library use only = these titles cannot be taken out of the library.


Library locations

  • Atlases = this is where we house our collection of atlases. The atlases are shelved on level 4 of the West Wing, on the gallery walkway (see our floor plans for more information).
  • Folios = any publications that are 30cm or more in height are shelved in the folios section. The folios are located on level 2 of the West Wing (see our floor plans for more information).
  • Large Folios = any publications that are 25cm or more in width are shelved in the large folios section.  The large folios are located on level 2 of the West Wing (see our floor plans for more information).
  • Locked Store/ Store = the library has many special collections which are kept in our locked store; to view any items kept in the locked store you will need to fill out a request form at the Issue Desk.
  • Media Room = the media room is where we shelve our DVDs, Blu Rays, Videos, Cassettes, CDs & CD-ROMs.  The Media Room is located on level 3 of the West Wing, just inside the Study Hall (see our floor plans for more information).
  • Pamphlets = any publications that have 50 pages or less are shelved in our pamphlet collection. The pamphlets are located on level 2 of the West Wing (see our floor plans for more information).
  • Study Hall Reference Collection = the study hall houses our main collection of dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks and other specialist materials.  The Study Hall is located on level 3 of the West Wing (see our floor plans for more information).
  • Theses = this is where we store our Swansea University theses collection; to view any of our theses you will need to ask the staff at the information desk.
  • Wellbeing Collection = this collection is located in the Media Room, which is located on  level 3 of the West Wing, just inside the Study Hall.

Off campus locations – not all of the items that you find on the library catalogue will be located at the Singleton Park Campus Library.

St. David’s Park = refers to Swansea University’s College of Human and Health Sciences library based at St David’s Park, Carmarthen.

Miners’ Library = refers to the South Wales Miners’ library located in the Hendrefoelan student village.

Banwen Library = refers to a branch of the South Wales Miners’ Library based in the Dulais Valley.

Library Store = older items are kept in our off campus store in Fforestfach; in order to access these items you will need to complete an on-line request form


If you are ensure of any of our library locations assistance can be found at the Information Desk or Issue Desk.