You can search the Journal Portal to find out if we have access to a particular journal title in print or electronically.
Useful journals may include:
What is a journal?
A journal is like an academic magazine where scholars have written articles about their research. Essentially, a journal is a collection of articles.
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?
What is a database?
A databases collects, organises and indexes information from journals, books, book chapters, theses and dissertations, magazines, newspapers and other sources. UCT Libraries subscribe to many databases covering a wide range of subject areas.
You can search a database by typing in keywords that describe your topic. The database will provide you with information about journal articles and other materials on the topic, and most will link you to full text articles in our electronic journals.
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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:
The library’s databases are particularly helpful for finding information. Here are the recommended databases: