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What are the journals
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?
- They are usually current, relevant with the latest information available.
- As most of them have been checked by other academics (i.e. peer reviewed), they are more reliable than general web articles and newspaper articles.
- They are shorter to read than books.
Where are the 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:
- The Current Journals display is on the 3rd level of the Library, left side at the end of the staircase. These are the current year.
- The Bound Journals are found also on the 3rd floor, right side at the end of the staircase. Journals of the past 10years are housed in this section (2014-2004)
- The Grotto we housed old journals +10 years.
Electronic journals can be found in two ways. If you know exactly the title of the journal use the A-Z list . If you are just looking for journal articles in general, use the Databases
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