Journals and articles

Journals Articles Help

How do I access articles?

Online articles

Most newer articles are available online and can be found via library.au.dk. Once you have found the article, you can download it by clicking on ‘Get material’.

If you are an employee or student at Aarhus University or Aarhus University hospital you also have online access to journals from home. Read more about remote access here.

If you are not an employee or student at Aarhus University or Aarhus University hospital:

  • Use the e-journals at one of the AU Library's service locations.
  • Order the article from Scientific articles at bibliotek.dk. You can order to your local library, who will notify you when the article is ready for pick-up.

Offline articles

If the article is not available online, we will find it and scan it for you. Afterwards, the article will be made available to you, either via your loans, where it will be available for four weeks, or via MyPrint where it will be available for 10 days.

Which of these two options is chosen depends on the license for the individual journal and is unfortunately not something we decide.

Copy the article yourself

If the journal is available at an AU Library service location, you are more than welcome to make a photocopy yourself at the library. Please be aware of the copyright rules.

If you do not live near Aarhus

If you live outside the postal codes 8000-8270, you can choose to have your copies sent, if you have funds left on your MyPrint account. Delivery time will be an extra 3-4 working days.  

Alerts from journals

Get notified when there are new articles in your favourite journals. You have following options:

Order an article we don't have

If you need an article that AU Library does not have, you can order it - and we will find it for you.

Order an article we don't have

Help with journals

Where can I find the title of the journal?

If you have a reference you will find the journal title there. For example, in this reference the journal is named ”The Journal of Modern History”:

Tara Zahra: Lost Children: Displacement, Family, and Nation in Postwar Europe. The Journal of Modern History. 81, March 2009, p. 45-85

Can I search for journal abbreviations?

It is possible to search using abbreviations, but be aware that you will only get hits for e-journals. Abbreviations are often used in references and bibliographies. It can often be tricky to decode what journal is meant to hide behind any given abbreviation. For example:

The epidemiology of childhood enuresis in Australia.
Bower WF, Moore KH, Shepherd RB, Adams RD.
Br J Urol. 1996 Oct;78(4):602-6.

Searching for ”Br J Urol”,  will only result in AU Library’s electronic versions of the journal “British Journal of Urology”.

For a more complete search, we recommend you truncate with “Br* J* Urol*” or simply search for the full title of the journal.

Here are some resources to help you find out what the abbreviations stand for:

Can I search for ISSN-numbers?

All journals have a unique number called an ISSN-number. You can search for a journal's ISSN-number in one of the following ways:

  • issn:0106-0953
  • in:0106-0953
  • 01060953

How do I find articles on a specific subject ?

You can find articles on a given subject via the search field on the front page. It is usually a good idea to place compound words and phrases in "quotation marks".

You should also try searching for the subject in the academic databases. Databases relevant to specific topics can be found either via the subject guides or in the database list.