There are 3 types of journals you can access in the Library - all can be found by searching the library catalogue:
To find scholarly (or 'peer reviewed') articles, you should to use a database
Scholarly or peer reviewed articles are written by experts and reviewed by several other experts in the field before the article is published in the journal in order to ensure the article's quality. A database will provide the searcher greater access to the latest research of an academic standard than could ever be found using Google.
If the article you're after isn't available at the library, library staff can try to get it in for you via our Article Request service.
Periodicals are anything published periodically, and are generally interchangeable with Serials. Usually refers to print medium, although Serials can refer to a variety of mediums (such as tv programs) as well as print. Examples:
journals | magazines | conference proceedings | annual reports | tv programs | trade publications | newspapers
Magazines - commercial publications intended for a general, popular audience for the purpose of informing and entertaining.
Journals - specialized, scholarly publications written by authorities in the field. They usually include bibliographies.
There are several options including to recommend the item for purchase or request an interlibrary loan or document delivery and we will source the item from another library.
Document Delivery requests can be submitted using this form.
Depending on the source, articles can take between 1 day to 3 weeks to arrive.
before submitting an article request.
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature, such as articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.