Journal articles are usually short papers on specific topics. They are published in issues or parts of journals (also called periodicals) which appear regularly. Use articles to find:
Search the Summon discovery service using the box below to find full-text journal articles available via the Library. Search using topic topic words or for a specific article title.
Search databases covering your subject
Alternatively try the subject-related databases listed below. They will give you references to journal articles - they may also give you the full-text of the article, or at least link you to the full-text if it is available online.
Select a search option, and then enter a journal title or ISSN in the box to find out if we have online access.
The Department of Meteorology recommend using the American Meteorological Society style for citations. See the Citing references tab in this guide and your student handbook for more detailed guidance.
For general information on referencing, see our Citing references guide.
Examples of a journal article citation
Hubert, L. F., and L. F. Whitney Jr., 1971: Wind estimation from geostationary satellite pictures. Mon. Wea. Rev., 99, 665–672.
Meixner, T., L. A. Bastidas, H. V. Gupta, and R. C. Bales, 2002: Multicriteria parameter estimation of models of stream chemical composition. Water Resour. Res., 38, 1027, doi:10.1029/2000WR000112.
If you are having difficulties accessing articles via Summon or one of our databases see the links below.
If there is a problem with a Library e-resource please fill in a problem report form.
This video will show you how to find out if the Library has access to a specific article - online or in print.
If you are unable to view this video on YouTube it is also available on YuJa - view the finding an article from a reference video on YuJa (University username and password required)
If you are unable to view these videos on YouTube they are also available on YuJa:
Our Inter-Library Loans service can get articles not held at Reading from other libraries (usually from the British Library).
For more information see our webpages: