Category Archives: Journals

OR Insight to cease publication

We have been informed that the journal OR Insight will cease publication as of Vol. 26 2014. The Library currently has online access.

Palgrave Macmillan and OR Society to cease publication of OR Insight

Following a strategic review we have decided to cease publication of OR Insight with the completion of Volume 26 (the current Volume). We would like to thank the Editors, the Associate Editors, our reviewers and our authors for their contributions to, and work in support of, the Journal.

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Harvard Business Review: Changes to access

As of August 1, 2013, Harvard Publishing has restricted 500 ‘frequently used’ articles within the Harvard Business Review (HBR) to ‘read-only.’ Meaning, when you click on the PDF you will not be able to save, print or download the article. The restricted articles can only be viewed on-screen.

Access to HBR is available through Business Source Premier via the Library website. The large majority of HBR articles are still available for you save, print and download to access at a later time.

For the 500 read only articles, you will see the following message: “The publisher offers limited access to this article. The full text cannot be printed or saved.”

Searching HBR

It is recommended that when searching for specific articles featured in HBR you search directly within Business Source Premier, rather than Encore.

When searching for a specific HBR article directly in Encore, the 500 read only articles will have their full text read-only link ‘hidden’ when you are referred to Business Source Premier.

EconLit access problem

The Library has temporarily lost access to the EconLit database, but we hope access will be restored within a few days. Business Source Premier and ABI/Inform may provide good alternative material in the meantime. Helen Riley

Finding journal articles that Warwick does not subscribe to

My colleague Jenny Delasalle has written a very useful post on finding the full-text of journal articles that you cannot access through the Library’s subscriptions. Her top tips are:

  • if you know the article title and author then try Google – there may just be a free copy available somewhere
  • try searching for an open access version using BASE to cross-search institutional repositories
  • submit a Document Supply request (for this you will need the support and signature of a supervisor)

You can read Jenny’s full post on the Library Research Support blog.

Accessing full-text articles through Google Scholar

Many students prefer to use Google Scholar to find articles for their class reading and assignments. From on campus a Warwick access link can be seen next to articles where the full-text is available through a Warwick subscription.

You can configure Google Scholar to show these links if you are off-campus too, just follow the steps below:

  • Go to
  • If you have a Google account sign in. This will allow you to set the preferences so that you can access articles through the Warwick access link on any computer
  • Click the ‘Scholar Preferences’ link in the top right corner
  • Under Library Links search for Warwick and check the box next to ‘University of Warwick Library – Warwick access’
  • Finally click the ‘Save Preferences’ button
  • When using these links from off-campus you will be prompted for your Warwick logon

Library Links

Access EBSCOhost on your iPhone/iTouch

EBSCOmobileThe database provider EBSCO have recently released an iPhone/iPad app for their search interface EBSCOhost.

This free app will allow you to search for and download articles from the key business and economics databases Business Source Premier and EconLit from your iPhone or iTouch.

Once you’ve downloaded the EBSCOhost app from the App Store you will need to authenticate yourself as a Warwick user. To do this follow the steps below:

  • Go to the Database List on the Library website and choose EconLit. If you are off-campus you will need to log in.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the EBSCOhost homepage there click the “EBSCOhost iPhone/iTouch Application” link
  • Enter your email address into the pop-up box (it doesn’t need to be your Warwick account)
  • You will be sent an email with an authentication link in it; to validate this, access the email on your mobile device and follow the link.

Now you’re all set up to search, browse and save articles from Business Source Premier and EconLit when you’re on the move.

More information about the EBSCOhost iPhone/iTouch app and the forthcoming Android app can be found on the EBSCO Mobile site.