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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.

Finding information

See the Finding Information page which explains what searching techniques there are so that you can find the most relevant information for your needs. It also has tips on saving results and how to evaluate your sources.

Music & Sound 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.

(Please note that full-text access to the most recent issues of some ejournals may not be available due to publisher embargo. If full-text access to an article you are looking for is unavailable, please contact your academic librarian.)

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:


Databases for finding Music & Sound articles

You should also look at the descriptions and search on these separate, more subject-specific databases to find articles and professional data: