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Healthcare Education: Journals and Articles

Journals and Articles

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 containing shorts papers on specific topics. They can be found in print format, online or both.
 

Why use a journal article?

  • Important sources for subject information or research.
  • Information on current developments.
  • Journal articles are published more quickly than books, so can be more up to date.
  • They often cover a subject in depth and include original research.

E-journals

Aberystwyth University libraries subscribes to a wide range of e-journals.

Further information can be found on Elec Info electronic resources webpage

Visit the e-journals FAQs for additional information.  

Primo Search

Search In Primo

Searching for journal articles on Primo

Journals provide important sources of academic information. 

You can search for ​journal articles using the Articles search ​in Primo.

FAQ 1185 has detailed instructions on how to search for full-text articles on Primo. 

Working off campus

Our extensive collections of electronic journals, databases and e-books are available to you 24/7 on and off-campus.

Before you start any searching off-campus:

sign in to Primo

You know you have signed in successfully if your name displays at the top right hand of your screen.

You are now authenticated to access AU subscribed electronic resources. If you close your browser, you will need to sign into Primo again to re-authenticate.

For further information on accessing e-resources off-campus see FAQ 163.