What is a journal article and how do I find them?

Answer

Journals are usually published on a regular basis, such as weekly, monthly or quarterly and each issue contains a collection of articles by different authors usually reporting the latest research. You can find all the journals we subscribe to using iFind, the library catalogue

Journals will be very important to use during your studies, they will provide you with high quality, reliable and up-to-date information. Using articles in assignments will demonstrate you have read widely on your topic. The main way to search for journal articles on your topic is to use a bibliographic database.  A database is simply just an organized collection of information or data.  Swansea University pay for access to 100s of high quality databases to help you find the best and most up-to-date information for your research.  The main databases we recommend are on your Library Guide, each database will have different content so it's best to use more than one database to make sure you get all the information you need.

  • Last Updated Aug 22, 2023
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