If you search library databases or use readinglists@kent, you will now see a new ‘Full-text’ button that links you straight to e-journal articles and other online content.
The new button, which replaces the 360Link button, is embedded in more databases than ever before to give you easy and convenient access to the University of Kent’s growing collections of full-text content.
On Tuesday 29 July, the journal search on the Library website changes to a new service (provided by SFX). The actual process of finding and accessing journals remains very similar.
These changes are the first phase of our implementation of a new resource discovery system called LibrarySearch, which will revolutionise the way Library users find and access print and electronic resources.
How has the journals search changed?
The main differences are:
- once you’ve entered your search terms you are taken to a new interface with a new look and feel – try the journal search now
- some print journals are currently not included in the search, we are working on adding them; if you can’t find what you need please check the Library catalogue
- follow these buttons to full text: or
Why is this changing now?
The replacement of the 360Link button and the change to the journal search are the first steps towards the implementation of LibrarySearch in 2015.
LibrarySearch will deliver all Library resources via a single search box – whether you want to find books, journal articles, reference material, newspapers, Special Collections items and cartoons, or the Kent Academic Repository, they will all be included. Most full-text electronic content we subscribe to will only be a couple of clicks away and you will no longer have to search individual databases to find and access articles on a topic.
The new journal search will work with LibrarySearch and uses a new system called SFX to provide links to our digital library content.
We recognise that any change to our services has an impact on students and staff. We are making the changes to the journals search now, when the smallest number of staff and students are accessing library services online, to ensure that the new journal search is fully embedded before the start of the academic year.
If you regularly search and access journals we hope you will find the new process very similar and intuitive to use. We are here to support you if you need any help.
How can I get help?
If anything isn’t working as expected or you need support using the new interface, please:
- complete a Report a fault with an e-resource form
- visit the IT & Library Support Desk in the Templeman Library, Level 2 Centre
- or phone the Support Desk on 01227 82 4999
We welcome your feedback.