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

Click here to go directly to the Journal Portal.

Off Campus Access

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