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Why are journal articles important?

Journal articles are important in academic research for a number of reasons:

  • they are an important forum by which research is published
  • they can explore a narrow topic in depth
  • they contain current or recent research findings
  • they go through a process called peer review, which means research findings are checked by other subject experts

Articles can be found by searching databases with keywords that you have chosen and combined.

Finding information for your assignment

Finding information for your assignment tutorial

This short tutorial takes you through creating a search strategy and highlights some of the ways to find relevant resources for your assignments.

(If you're using this tutorial on a mobile device you may need to download the Articulate Mobile Player app for Apple or Android.)