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Cohort - Research Skills: Journals & Articles

Journals & Articles


Finding Journals

There are 3 types of journals you can access in the Library - all can be found by searching the library catalogue:


  • locate full text articles in our subscriptions through the Subject Guides pages

Journals within databases

  • Many journal articles are available in full text within our subscribed databases, Ebsco, Proquest & Gale.

Print Journals

  • arranged alphabetically on shelves - check the catalogue, and refine results by 'journals' in the left hand menu

Finding Articles

To find scholarly (or 'peer reviewed') articles, you should to use a database

What's a scholarly article?

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.

Find out more about databases in our next page

what's the difference

Periodicals, Journals, Serials & Magazines

What is the difference?

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.


Request an Article

When the library doesn't hold the item

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.



Please ensure you have checked:

  • Library catalogue
  • Ejournal holdings
  • Databases
  • Google Scholar

before submitting an article request. 

google search

Google Scholar


Google Scholar

About Google Scholar

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.