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Physics: Find Journal Articles

Tips on how to search for articles using keywords, phrases, titles or Author names

1.  having a citation in hand/ title search/ author search

A full journal citation consists of Author, Year of publication, Title of the article, Name of the journal, Volume number, Issue number and range page numbers

   e.g. Balazs, N.L. and Jennings, B.K., 1984. Wigner's function and other distribution functions in mock phase spaces. Physics  Reports, 104(6), pp.347-391..

Search Article title on Google Scholar or WorldCat Local Look for the EBSCO@UP link for PDF download on the right side. The Library has enabled its full text holdings on WorldCat and EBSCO Discovery Services (the Library's OpenURL linking service) in Google Scholar. 

2. Creating keywords/phrase from your Research/assignment Topic:

for an example, your topic could be:  Reconstruction of probability distributions in population genetics.

The highlighted phrase are your keywords. Place on the search box on Google Scholar or WorldCat Local. Please the below pdf on how to combine keywords/phrases


Places to search for articles using keywords or phrases

Finding Electronic Journals


It is specifically used when one has a full journal citation of an article e.g.

Balazs, N.L. and Jennings, B.K., 1984. Wigner's function and other distribution functions in mock phase spaces. Physics Reports, 104(6), pp.347-391.

  • Search by name of a journal e.g.  Physics Reports
  • Select the relevant year: 1984, the volume & issue  number: 104(06) page numbers 347-391.

One can also browse journals in a specific subject.

e-Journals quick guide

Finding Print Journals

Access Library Catalogue

Select a search field Journal Source by clicking on the drop-down arrow. In the search box, type the journal name and press Enter/click on Search

Click onto the name of a record, more information about it becomes available, such as:
(on which level in the library or branch library an item can be found);

Call number
 (indicates the shelf number/the number on the spine of the bound journal)

Interlending Request/ Interlibrary Loans (ILL)

Students and staff can request print or a chapter that is not available at UP Library from other libraries.

Use Interlending Request/ Inter-Library Loans (ILL) service as follow in the shrt video link below:

Queries about Interlending (ILL) Requests can be directed to ILL Desk at 012 2403229