Read the statements below and decide whether they are true or false.
Yes, journals are good for finding up-to-date information.
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That's right. Journals are published for different purposes and audiences. Some are more news based, others are for a professional audience and sharing good practice, others are more academic and just include research articles.
Yes, you can find articles in journals that relate very closely to the topic you are researching or the question that you want to find answers to.
It is a good approach to always question the quality of anything you read and the validity of any findings. Many journals are "peer reviewed" (this means that an expert on the topic has reviewed the articles before it is published in the journal to ensure quality).
Yes. Journals are often available in full text online; if the journal is in print it will be reference only (except for Bower Ashton back copies which can be borrowed); and, journals cover many more specific subjects than books.
Increasingly the journals that we buy are available as "electronic journals" which means they are accessible online.
If you want to learn more about different types of information, why not try our Types of Information section.
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