Magazine, newspaper and journal articles are a great way to find
up to date information on all sorts of subjects. Just
as leisure magazines provide information on the newest fashion
or the best mobile phones to buy, journals provide the most up to
date information for your subject.
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What is a
Why should I
can I find the journals?
I find the journal I want?
Can I search
What is a journal?
A journal is simply a magazine or newspaper
which is published on a regular basis (weekly, monthly,
quarterly) on a particular topic, usually by experts in the
field. Journals can be in paper form or online or both
and usually will be numbered with a volume and issue number
pertaining to a specific year.
Why should I use them?
The information in journals is more up to date
than most other sources, and is often the first place new research
Where can I find
Journals at The Hub are located near to the
books on the same subject, and arranged in class number order.
Journals at the University Centre are mainly
located in central display cabinets in alphabetical order.
Current copies are on display, with back issues held in the
compartment behind. Please note that older copies may be held
in the archives.
How can I find the journal I
You can find out what journals we have and
where they are located by searching the web
catalogue or by asking a member of library staff
To search the web catalogue simply type
in the title you are looking for and hit search. To
see class number of Hub journals, select the details
button and then the catalogue record tab.
You may notice that some of
our journals also have a link to an online version.
To view the journal online select the link (URL) and
retype your search. You will need to login with your College
The LRC provides access to over 7000
e-journals (electronic journals). All are available on
and off site.
From the Doncaster College LRC
homepage, select the E-Library button.
In the journal search box type the name of a journal
or a keyword. You will then see a list of the journals we
hold. To read a journal online, login with your College
Can I search by topic?
You can search the journals by topic. To do this go
to Find it
Fast, login with your College computer login, and then
just type your search topic in the box provided. You
will find lots of articles from lots of sources this way -
just remember to tick the fulltext box to read the articles
online. Alternatively you can search individual
databases just select the one you want from the e-Library.
Photocopying and printing
Copyright law allows you
to print / photocopy one article per journal issue (see
notices at photocopiers for further details).
Referencing journal articles
To cite journal articles in text you refer to the author's
surname and date of publication e.g. Kidger (2004) argues
You should reference journal
articles in the following way, note the punctuation and
Author's surname, Initial (Date) Title of the article: subtitle
of the article. Title of the journal,
Volume (part) pages.
Kidger, J. (2004) Including young mothers: limitation to New
Labour's strategy for supporting teenage parents.
Critical Social Policy, 24 (3) pp.
Author's surname, Initial (Date) Title of the article:
subtitle of the article. Title of the journal,
Volume (part) pages [Online] Available from:
database or webpage URL [Date you accessed it]
Johnson, J. (2004) Flexible working: changing the manager's
role. Management Decision, 42 (6)
pp. 721-737 [Online] Available from: http://www.emerald-library.com/
[Accessed 20th August 2010].
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