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?
At UCT Libraries we have journals in both print and electronic format.
To find print journals, use Primo. The journals are physically housed in three different areas. Here’s where to find them:
Ranked by Impact Factor (2017 Journal Citation Reports)