Answered By: Andrew Willan
Last Updated: Apr 27, 2018     Views: 41

Sometimes when searching for a journal article you will see a message saying that access to the most recent volumes is restricted. This is is commonly known as an 'embargo' period. This is generally because rather than having a subscription to that specific journal, our institutional subscription is via a multi-journal provider such as EBSCO, and the publisher is only allowing full access to to all content to individual subscribers.

Where you see this message you have the following options:

  • Check whether we have online access via an alternative provider. With many journals we have access via two or more providers, and any time restrictions may not be the same for all providers. Information about providers of each journal is in the Library Catalogue and the eJournals pages.
  • Check to see if access to a print version of the journal is available.

If neither of these apply you can:

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