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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