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Professional Communication Library Guide: Journals

A guide to resources for Tourism & Events Management.

Journal FAQ's

What is a journal?

A journal is like an academic magazine where scholars have written articles about their research.

What is the difference between a book and a journal article?

A book is a longer, and a usually more comprehensive text on a subject.

Journal articles are shorter, and more specific. They are published more frequently and so have more up-to-date information than books do.

Why use journals?

  • They are usually more up to date than books.
  • 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.

How to find a SPECIFIC journal

This presentation demonstrates how to find a specific journal title or article in UCT Libraries.

Click here to go directly to the Journal Search in Primo.

Off Campus Access

UCT staff and students can access Electronic Resources off-campus using EZProxy from the library website.