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Entrepreneurship Library Guide: Journals

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 Journal Articles using databases

Databases consist of different journals and allows you to search there different journals in one go. 

Databases can be accessed either by alphabetical list or databases by platform. The following databases are good sources for information on Entrepreneurship. You can also search a large range of these databases together using WorldCat.

Ebscohost Platform

Print Journals

To search for journals in print use the Library Catalogue (ALEPH) to get location of the journal. Print journals in the main library are located in Immelman level 3 (dungeon) behind closed doors. 

 

How to find Journals by title using e-Journal portal

Off Campus Access

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

InterLibrary Loans

If a journal article is not available through UCT libraries. A copy can be requested via InterLibrary Loans from another library.