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English Literature: Journal Articles

A guide for UC students and staff

What are journals?

Journals are regular publications containing articles about research in a particular field. The articles have been reviewed by experts in that field to ensure that they are of high quality. Such journals are referred to as:

  • peer-reviewed journals
  • refereed journals
  • research journals
  • scholarly journals


Linked list of all literature journals in the Library, print and electronic.

Keeping Up-to-Date

Here are some convenient ways of keeping up-to-date with journal articles being published on your subject:-

LION (LiteratureOnline) enables you to set up automatic search alerts. Save your search on the database and when new records matching your search are added they will be emailed to you.

For key journals, go to the publisher's web site and see whether there is an option set up a table-of-contents alert. If so, each time a new issue is published the table of contents will be emailed to you.

How can I search for journal articles?

If you know the details of the article: first try typing the journal title into the Journals link on the Library home page. There may be several different electronic /and/or print options for reading it.

If you want to find articles on a specific topic : you can search in one or more of the specialised databases to which we subscribe. See below...

Specialised Literature databases

Multidisciplinary databases

These databases cover many other subjects as well as literature and are useful for cross-disciplinary topics.

Contact me for help

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Central Library, Puaka-James Hight
ext. 93898

Normal working hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9am-1pm
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