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Why are journal articles important?

Journals 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 usually go through a process called peer-review, which means that research findings are checked by other subject experts.



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.)