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Use this guide to help you research assignments

Find journal articles

At the end of this module you will be able to

  • recognise the difference between popular and scholarly journals
  • recognise what a database is and what it contains
  • perform a basic search of Scopus, Discovery and Web of Science
Journals (also known as Periodicals, Magazines or Serials) are publications that come out at regular intervals, for example weekly, monthly or yearly. They are a good way of finding up to date research on a topic.

Scholarly and non-scholarly journals

Some journals are more academic in content than others. It is important to recognise this difference when doing research. If a journal is 'peer-reviewed' it is usually more scholarly in focus. Peer review is a process where articles are evaluated by a group of experts in the appropriate field prior to publication.

Not sure what that means? Watch this video (1:45):

What Are Databases and Why You Need Them
Duration: (2:35)
ycplibrary - Added: 30/09/11
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