Introduction to SLIM: How to access journals?

We would introduce how to access the journals, magazines, or periodicals on the Systems for Library Information Management (SLIM). 【中文說明請見此文章:SLIM雲端圖書館自動化系統介紹(7)如何查詢期刊

[Situation 1]

The first situation is that if you know the journal title. How to access the collections in the SLIM? There are two ways to access the journals under the first situation.

1. Basic search: Type in the journal name or ISSN in the search box on the index page.

If the system has many searching results and is hard to identify, you can use a filter to refine the search results on the left-hand side of the page. You can click on “Resource Type” and select “Journals.” Next, click the “APPLY FILTERS” button to use the filter.


2. Advanced Search: Set up the fields and conditions

When searching the title, you can search by “Title,” “is (exact),” and limit the material type to “Journal.”

The meaning of “is (exact)” is that the ‘journal of science’ would seem like one term, and the three words are connected to each other. It does not separate as three single words.


If you choose “start with” for searching, ‘American journal of science’ would not appear in the search result.


[Situation 2]

The second situation is you want to access the journal’s full text.

  1. You can click on “VIEW ONLINE” for the online journal and choose the resource’s platform(s) for access.


2. As for the printed journal, please click on “GET IT,” and it will show the location of the printed journal.


Further Reading: Guide for NTU Library SLIM system


Written by Hugo Kam, Intern from The University of Hong Kong.

Revised by Chih-Lo Chen  2022/7/12