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Subject Guides

Zoology: Researching a Topic

Finding Journal Articles

If you're looking for a specific item, the easiest way to track it down is by using the library catalogue, iDiscover. Type a few words from the article's title into the search box. If the article is available online (and many of them are) then you should be able to get to it directly by clicking 'Full text available'. If it isn't online, then iDiscover will tell you where copies of the print journal can be found.

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You can see the whole list of journals the university subscribes to on the ejournals website

If there are no online or print holdings available, contact the Library for assistance.

Use the abstract and indexing databases to carry out a general subject search. Two of the most useful databases are:

Web of Science



Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, and abstracts, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other websites.

When you use a PC on the University network, Google Scholar displays links to articles where we have full-text access.

If you are off the University network, you will need to select Cambridge in the Settings option (under Library Links)

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Copyright Guidance

E-resource help

For questions about e-resources, (journals, ebooks, databases)  see these Frequently Asked Questions. Please also feel free to get in touch with your subject specialist librarian.

Research Data Management and Issues

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