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Why do I need to find journal articles?
Academic journals are key sources for your university studies. They publish articles which are written by specialists in the subject and provide an insight into current thinking, debate and research in the field. Because journals are published periodically throughout the year they can be good sources of up to date information. They can also cover a specific topic in depth, e.g. a case study.
Here is an example of an article from an academic journal - to view it, click on the title link and log in with your Brookes student number and password when prompted:
Bernadett Koles, B. and Nagy, P. (2012) 'Facebook usage patterns and school attitudes', Multicultural Education & Technology Journal, 6(1), pp.4-17. In particular look at: the abstract (gives you an overview of the research project); the introduction (sets this study in the context of previous research); the discussion and conclusion (analyzes the findings of this study).
How do I find journal articles?
If you're doing an assignment and need to find articles on your topic, try searching one of the Library databases listed below. Log in when prompted with your Brookes username and password.
These are good places to start:
Guide for OBI students: Finding journal articles on a topic through LibrarySearch and databases (PDF)
Remember you can contact your Academic Liaison Librarian for 1-to-1 help.
Quick LibrarySearch guides:
These databases are particularly useful for students doing the Media Watch project for Contemporary British Studies.
NB check the subject help pages for full details of other databases in individual subject areas.
Databases covering all subjects
Databases for business and hospitality subjects
Databases for social and education topics
Collections of journals from specific publishers
NB We do not have access to all the journals in these collections. To check our holdings of a specific journal, go to the Library home page and select Journal titles, then type in the title of the journal.