Journals are scholarly publications that contain articles written by researchers, professors and other experts in the field. Journals focus on a specific discipline or field of study. Unlike newspapers and magazines, journals are intended for an academic or technical audience, not general readers.
Most journal articles:
Journals are published on a regular basis (monthly, quarterly, etc.) and are sequentially numbered.
Each copy is an issue; a set of issues makes a volume (usually each year is a separate volume). When you see a reference that looks something like this:
Author, A. and Author, B. (Year) 'The title of an article', The Title of a Journal of a Specific Subject, 54(2), pp. 123-134
The numbers at the end are telling you what the volume (in the case above, Volume 5) and issue (in the case above, issue 2) numbers are. The pp. stands for 'pages', because many journals still exist in print and you're probably looking at a digital version of it.
Accessing journal articles
NOTE: Your search results will open the Library catalogue.
A short video about how to find journals
Do you want to search for journal articles by subject or keyword? Use the resources listed on the 'databases' page (click on the databases tab).