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Information Systems Library Guide: Finding Journals

A guide to information for Information Systems students from UCT Libraries

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Print Journals

To access print journals you need to browse the journal titles in the PRIMO.  Select Journal search and type in the title or the ISSN of the journal.  The record for the journal will give you the shelf-number you need to locate the journal on the shelves.  It will also tell you which volumes of the journal are kept by the library - look for the Holdings field in the record for this information. 

 Print journals from 1965 to the present are shelved in one sequence on Levels 2 and 3 as follows:

Journals:  001.305 SOU - 378.005 JOU ... Level 3, main floor (down the spiral stairs).

Journals:  378.005 JOU - 657.05 JOU ... Level 3 side rooms (starting behind door 10, next to the lift).

Journals:  657.05 JOU - 960.05 JOU ... Basement (Level 2)  Blocks E and F.

Pre-1965 journals are housed off-site and must be requested at the Loans Desk.

Latest volumes are available in the Research wing Level 5.

If you need assistance in finding a journal, please ask at the Information Desk.

How to find a journal

The library subscribes to a number of journals, many of which are in electronic format. 

PRIMO gives you the option to find specific journals.


What to do if the journal title is not available at UCT Libraries


PLEASE use the Libraries' Interlibrary Loans Services if you come across a journal article, book chapter, a whole book or a thesis, that is not available at UCT. The request can be done online. Alternatively, you can visit the Department in the library and make the request in person. You will then be notified by e-mail when the article arrives in the library.