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.
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:
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.
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:
A Reference Librarian at Kishwaukee College Library has produced this helpful video on how to read a scholarly article:
The icons tell you whether these are available online or in print . Print journals are on the third floor of the Sheila Silver Library.
For a full list of all the Library's online journals go to:
You can also search Discover to see if we have a journal in print:
The Business of Fashion is a leading fashion industry website. Leeds Beckett doesn’t have a subscription, but the website offers complimentary student membership to its articles. To create a free account, sign up using your University email address. You can then edit your Account Details and choose Your Membership.
At the bottom of the membership packages it says:
Are you a student? Activate complimentary access.
This then enables you to fill in your course details and you can then get unlimited access to articles.
As we don't have a University account you will need to contact BoF directly if you have any access issues: email@example.com