2. What is Library Search?
This guide explains how to search for a journal article on Library Search
• Searches all library resources in one go
including books, journals, conference
proceedings, reports, and film
• Searches across all subject areas
• Results are displayed with the most
• Access full-text if available online.
3. Mori, G., Paterno, F. and Santoro, C. (2002) ‘CTTE:
Support for developing and analyzing task models for
interactive system design’, IEEE Transactions on Software
Engineering, 28(8), pp.797-813.
Searching for a journal article e.g.
How do I know that
this is a journal
4. Mori, G., Paterno, F. and Santoro, C. (2002) ‘CTTE: Support for
developing and analyzing task models for interactive system
design’, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 28(8),
Author(s) Title of article
Know your journal article reference
Title of journal
The main way to identify that this is a reference to a journal article
rather than a book is because it has page numbers e.g. pp797-813
and a volume/number e.g. 28(8).
5. Access Library Search
myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Library Search
Accessing Library Search
this way, ensures that you
are able to access full-text
resources where available.
Search’ from the list.
6. Sign-in to Library Search
Click on ‘Sign-in’,
University’ and use
email address and
Signing-in enables you to request books, check
your library record, create lists, save searches,
create alerts and export references to RefWorks.
7. Type the article title into the search box….
from the drop-down
menu and click on
the search symbol.
8. If the article is available from our resources it will appear
in your search results
….click here to
access the article….
Click on ‘Available
….you will be taken to an online
resource which the library
subscribes to (in this case IEEE
Xplore) where you can access the
full-text article. Click on ‘PDF’ to
view the full text of the article.
9. Or you can search using the journal title
from the top
….enter the journal title into
the search box and then click
on the search symbol….
….if we subscribe to the
journal it will appear in your
search results. Click on
‘Available Online’ (continued
on next slide.
10. You now see more information about the journal
….and you will be
taken to the relevant
online resource (in this
case IEEE Xplore),
where you can access
11. We are looking for this article
Mori, G., Paterno, F. and Santoro, C. (2002) ‘CTTE: support for
developing and analyzing task models for interactive system design’,
IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 28(8), pp.797-813.
The reference (above) tells us
that the article is from the 2002,
specifically volume 28, number 8.
In order to find the article, click on
The library subscribes to
many online resources
which provide access to
journals. Each will look
slightly different, but
usually you will have the
option to choose the
current issue of the
journal or past/all issues.
12. Select the correct year and issue
You can now see the correct issue (i.e.
volume 28 number 8) of the journal (IEEE
Transactions on Software Engineering) that
we need. Scroll down the articles until you
find the correct one (page number order)….
….click on the
PDF symbol to
access the full text
of the article.
13. Need further help?
Contact your Librarian (Select ‘Chat’ or ‘Ask A Librarian’)
Troubleshooting: Accessing full text off campus
Is it a book or a journal article: Journal article
Reason: date, volume/number
Access Library Search
To access Library Search you need to login to myUniHub.
When you are logged in, go to MyStudy and then choose Library Search from the My Library box.
Accessing Library Search in this way ensures that you are able to access full text resources where available.
So always follow this route: myUniHub, MyStudy, MyLibrary and then Library Search.
Sign in to Library Search
Once you are in Library Search you should sign in.
Click the Sign-in link at the top right of the page.
Choose Middlesex University and use your University email address example JK1234@live.mdx.ac.uk and IT password to sign in e.g. JK1234.
Signing-in enables you to do five useful things:
Request books for Click and Collect
Check your library record to see which books you have on loan,
Create lists of useful resources,
Save searches and
Create alerts, so you will know when a new item of interest becomes available.
If you need further help, please contact your librarian.
Go to http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/ and choose either chat, if the service is available, or Ask a Librarian to raise a ticket.
If you are having problems accessing the full text of any item off campus, please see our troubleshooting guide at