Journals & Articles

When you search the library collections, you can easily discover millions of books and ebooks, digitized images, dissertations and theses of the Ghent University Library, described in the library's catalogues or imported from external sources.

Also, you will find general references to journals and e-journals, with details about all years and volumes available at Ghent University, but the search does not contain all articles!

To find relevant articles, please consult Google Scholar or Web of Science first. Also consider searching some of the more specialized databases. E.g. law reviews or medical literature typically have been tagged and indexed in very purpose-built databases, allowing rich search & discovery for their disciplines.


Not all volumes and issues of journals are available online. Libraries all over the University are therefore holding an archival copy for most print periodicals.

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To facilitate the usage of the print periodicals in closed shelving, the library can provide UGent students and staff with a pdf of any article from these holdings. If you supply the correct article reference (author and title) and the page numbers in the online form, we will locate the volume. You'll receive our email with hyperlink as soon as we have been able to process your request.

Of course, you can still request a consultation in the library, of one or more issues/volumes, up to a full year of a print periodical in closed shelving. You might also find recent issues readily available in libraries with open stacks.

You'll find the necessary forms on the page of the journal you need.

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