- What is a journal and a journal article?
- Why use journal articles?
- How do I find journal articles?
- Specific Journals
- Which are the best journals for management? New titles for 2017!!
What is a journal?
- A collection of articles relating to a particular topic
- Published regularly (e.g. once a month, quarterly, annually)
What is an article?
- An individual piece of research written by an academic, professional or expert
- Published together with other articles by other authors in a journal
- Include the latest research and up-to-date
- Cover very specific topics
- Quality checked during a peer review process
- List references used - good source for further research
- Search for specific articles online
Remember – journal articles are written by academics such as your lecturers
You will get higher marks for including references to relevant journal articles
1) Check your Reading list!
If your lecturer has recommended some titles, click on these, follow the access instructions and then do a basic search.
2) Do a quick search on the Articles tab via the Library Catalogue.
The Articles tab is very general and you may get a lot of results which are not relevant.
3) Use a Library eResource
Here you can locate journal articles on specific topics as well as industry information, market research and company financials.
The Library pays for you to have access to these key resources and you will improve your marks if you read and reference appropriate library materials in your work!
- Harvard Business Review
This key journal is available in print on Floor 1A of the Library.
It is indexed in ProQuest Business - search for articles you want and then note down the reference and look them up in the printed version in the Library.
Alternatively, you can access four free articles per month via the Harvard Business Review website. If you register for a free account, you can read up to eight articles per month.
To keep up-to-date: set up alerts in the databases or sign up to newsletters and twitter feeds on the HBR website.
- Academy of Management Journals
These three journals are only available on campus but are worth checking for recent articles to include in your assignments:
- Academic Journal Guide for business 2015 - register to check which are the best management journals
NEW for 2017! Access to these key titles from SAGE and Wiley: