What is a journal?
A journal is like magazine with an academic / scholarly focus and written by scholars, experts in their research field.
What is the difference between a book and a journal article?
A book is comprehensive text on a subject area and is published once off.
Journal articles are shorter, and more specific. They are also called periodicals, published periodically / more frequently than books. Unlike books they are current and have the latest information to date.
Why use journals?
At CPUT Libraries we have both print and electronic journals.
Print journals are organized into three groups: Current and Bound and Grotto. Here’s where to find them: