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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 graphic design and illustration 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:

Graphic Design and Illustration journals

These are some of your key journals. 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:

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