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Journal Articles

image of a journal article

To find the most up to date research you will need to search for research papers, often published within academic journals. Sometimes your lecturer may suggest a particular journal. Often journals may have a particular focus e.g. Party Politics so articles will have a focus on the analysis of political parties within national and international political systems. This can be very useful when you are looking at a particular topic. 


How to find journals and articles

  • Follow links in your module reading lists
  • Look up the title of a journal in Primo e.g. Environmental Politics and follow the link to browse within
  • Search across a publisher of lots of journals e.g. Taylor & Francis using the link below
  • Search a database (see next tab) which hold millions of articles from many different publishers of journals

What are Journals?

Check out this short video for more information on what a journal is                       Check out this short tutorial on using journals