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Nursing & Midwifery: Journal Articles

Finding Journal Articles

What is a journal article? 

Journal articles are short papers on specific topics that are written by researchers, professors and experts in their discipline.  They provide information about current research and teaching. Researchers write articles to report and detail the findings of research they have carried out.  Articles are then published in journals so they can be read and shared with others in their field. 

 

What is a journal? 

A journal is a scholarly publication that focuses on a specific discipline and contains a collection of articles. They are similar to magazines but are intended for an academic audience as opposed to general readers. 

Journals publish on a regular basis so they provide the most relevant and up to date information. 

Traditionally, articles form an issue and a set of issues grouped together make up a volume.

 

How to find a journal article 

Journals may be in print or electronic (e-journal) format. Most journals that the library subscribes to are available as e-journals. To locate individual journal titles, select the library catalogue tab on the library homepage. 

Alternatively, if you want to do a quick and simple search for articles on a particular topic, use article search on the library homepage. This will search across the library’s e-journal subscriptions simultaneously for full text articles on your subject. 

 

There are some short videos below that demonstrate how to find articles using article search.