As a student at QM, you will have access to a large collection of online content but there will be times when you are searching for articles and you find one that is absolutely amazing, ticks all your boxes and is perfect for the presentation/essay/dissertation that you are working on but the full text isn't available. Here are some suggestions on how to maximise the opportunities available that allow you to use other libraries.
There may be another library in the UK that might have the journal you are looking for. You can register for a pass and then visit that library to either read the article in person and take notes or make a photocopy.
SUNCAT is a free online catalogue that covers the university and research libraries in the UK. You can also limit your search to a specific region - e.g. Glasgow only or Manchester only.
*Please note that you will need a SCONUL Access pass to visit other university libraries such as Edinburgh University Library or Glasgow Caledonian University Library*
SCONUL Access is a scheme which allows many university library users to borrow or use books and journals at other libraries which belong to the scheme.
To apply for SCONUL Access:
Your application will be processed by QM your home institution library. Once your application is processed, you will receive an approval email with further details on how to take part in the scheme.
If you work for the NHS then you can register for a username and password for the relevant area:
NHS Knowledge Network - Scotland
NHS Evidence - England
NHS Wales eLibrary for Health - Wales
The NHS subscribe to a large number of eJournals and databases and make these available via their websites. This is particularly handy when you come to do your dissertation and there are articles from specialist journals that we don't subscribe to.
Search for the journal title - not the individual article title - and if available via the journals database, check the holdings information to see if they have the year your require.