Access to Research
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Access to Research is only available on computers in all 36 West Sussex Libraries.
Help with Access to Research
This short guide will show you how to use the Access to Research database that provides free access to articles in academic journals. Access to Research is only available on the public computers in all 36 West Sussex Libraries.
How to use Access to Research
Log in to one of the library computers or type in the library web address https://arena.westsussex.gov.uk/. When the home page appears scroll down and click on the eLibrary tile.
This screen appears. Then click on eInformation to view the A-Z of resources.
From the A-Z of eInformation Resources, choose Access to Research.
The Access to Research main screen will appear. To search the database, click on the pink Search tab on the top right of the screen.
The text search bar will then appear on screen. You can type the terms you wish to search the database for here.
In this example we are searching for research into eCigarettes by typing the term into the search bar.
Click on the pink Search tab and the Accept the terms and conditions flash that appears, to run the search. Access to Research will display the results of your search.
You can also narrow down the search results by selecting specific topics within a subject, using the Content Type, Publication Date and Discipline options on the left-hand side of the screen.
Click on the article title or the full text online option to see if you can view the full article.
Access to Research will open a link to the online journal and article. Click on Download PDF or View PDF to open the article in full text.
Sometimes the full text of articles will not download or only an abstract of the article will be available.
This is because only research funded by the UK government is freely accessible on Access to Research.
Other ways we can help you find the information that you need:
This guide has been produced by West Sussex County Council Library Service ©2023