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Current newspaper articles

Newspapers publish information on a wide range of topics and as most are published on a daily basis, they provide very up-to-date information. As well as reporting on current affairs, newspapers can also be a valuable source of opinion and debate. Always evaluate the content carefully though, as newspapers can be biased or subjective.

Historical newspaper articles

Referencing your articles

All of the sources you use in your work have to be referenced using the Leeds Beckett Harvard style. For example, a journal article you use needs to have a citation in the text:

(Lubell, 2019)

and a corresponding reference at the end of your work:

Lubell, S. et al. (2019) Spectrum: an essential survey of architecture and design today. Metropolis [Online], 38 (8), May, pp. 31-44. Available from: <> [Accessed 12 August 2019].

You can find guidelines and lots of examples on the Skills for Learning website:

Journal articles

Journals (also known as periodicals, serials or magazines) are published on a regular basis and cover a particular subject or profession. Because they are published frequently, they are an excellent source of up-to-date information.

Each journal issue contains a number of articles, written by different authors, all of which will relate to the subject covered by the journal. Different types of journals are published, these include:

  • scholarly peer reviewed journals: journals read by, and commented on by other scholars in the same field
  • trade journals relating to specific professions or industries
  • popular and news magazines

Journals often contain more specialised information than books, so you will use them as your academic interests develop, and they are useful for reading about more niche or specific topics.

Databases for finding Architecture articles

Use Discover to search across a large number of different databases at the same time to find articles from a range of sources. Search with keywords that describe your topic to see what articles have been written:

You can also search on these separate, more subject-specific, databases to find articles:

For a full list of all of the Library's databases, go to:

Video: How to read a scholarly article

A Reference Librarian at Kishwaukee College Library has produced this helpful video on how to read a scholarly article:

Online Architecture Journals

These are some of your key journals. You may also find the Interior ArchitectureLandscape Architecture and Product Design journals useful. For a full list of all the Library's online journals go to:

Printed Architecture journals

You will find these on the third floor of the Sheila Silver Library. You can search Discover to see if we have a journal in print: