A journal is a publication focusing on a particular subject area which can contain articles, letters, research, opinions and reviews written by different authors. Journals are published at regular intervals, such as weekly, monthly or quarterly. Each copy is an issue and a set of issues makes a volume (usually each year is a separate volume). Journals are also known as periodicals.
Anything you see on Primo or in our Libraries with PER in the classmark, it is a journal (Periodical) containing short papers on specific topics. They can be found in print format, online or both.
Why use a journal article?
Borrowing a journal
You can borrow a journal overnight. You will need to place a request for the specific journal volume in Primo. Instructions on requesting a journal.
Journals provide important sources of academic information.
FAQ 1185 has detailed instructions on how to search for full-text articles on Primo.