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Design and Engineering: Finding Journal Articles

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MySearch: The library's recommended search engine

Searches across a host of specialist, academically credible databases to find articles relevant to your assignments or research. MySearch is recommended above alternatives such as Google Scholar because of its greater search functionality and filtering options.

Search strategies and techniques

Not finding enough information? Finding too much? Finding academic literature is a skill in itself, but there are strategies and techniques which will greatly improve your results. Familiarise yourself with the guide below, or arrange a one-to-one appointment with your specialist library team for extra support!  

Design and Engineering Journals

Why use magazines and journals for your assignments and projects?

Journals and Magazines are an important source of specialist information.

  • They may be published in print or digitally on the internet (e-journals)
  • They are published daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually which means the information they contain is very up to date
  • They contain short articles reporting on research and current campaigns and news
  • Journals are usually written by and for University researchers and professionals. The articles are often peer reviewed - meaning that they have been critically reviewed by experts in the field before being published
  • Magazines are usually aimed at businesses and the general public for current awareness and advertising.