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Health Sciences Undergraduate Library Guide: Finding Journals

What is a journal?

A journal is a collection of articles that is published on a regular basis (quarterly or monthly). Journals present the most current research within a particular discipline or subject area.

  • A journal is made up of a number of volumes.
  • Each volume is made up of individual issues.
  • Each issue of a journal is made up of individual articles written by different authors.

The library has an extensive collection of print journals but in recent years most titles have been replaced by the online version only.

How to find journals in Primo

The library has an extensive list of journals to which we have full-text online access. Access to these e-journals is available through our library portal, Primo, which you will find on the library's home page. Remember to sign into Primo in order to access full text.

Cannot find the journal you are looking for?

If UCT Libraries do not hold a particular journal that you are looking for or do not offer online access to the journal, it can be borrowed from other libraries through Interlibrary loans.

Requests for Interlibrary loans may be done online. Click here to access Interlibrary loans department.