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What is a Journal?

A journal is an academic magazine published on a regular schedule. It contains articles written by experts in a particular field of study, based on research or analysis that the author, or authors, did. That research might include case studies in the medical field, primary source research in the field of history, or literature analysis. Journal articles are written for experts or students of that particular field who have an advanced field-specific vocabulary and knowledge.

Here are two examples of journals: “Advances in environmental research : an international journal of research in environmental science, engineering and technology” and “African archaeological review.

Journals can be in print or digital formats, and many are available both ways. Some are available to read at no charge, but for paid access you can search for journal articles in the library catalog under the "Articles" tab.