5.2 Types of journals

Before we start searching for journal articles, it is helpful to know what they are.

  • Journals have a number of different types and names. These include: magazines, serials, periodicals, newspapers, bulletins and proceedings. Basically, they are anything that is published regularly in a series of volumes.
  • An article is one of a number of papers published in an issue of a journal.
  • Articles in journals can range from articles on popular or topical issues through to in-depth scholarly works.

It is important to use journal articles because they can contain the most current research and information on your topic. Sometimes this material is not published in books at all!

This is what a reference, or citation, for a journal article can look like:

Place your cursor or click on each part of the reference to see what it is.


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