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Computing: Magazines and journals

Library subject guide for Computing

Why use journals?

Print and electronic journals are an important source of specialist information:

  • Journals are published daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually therefore the material is very up to date.
  • Journals are the first place that research is published.
  • Many journals are peer reviewed; the articles have been critically reviewed by experts in the field before being published.


mySearch link

mySearch is an interface which allows you to search across a range of library resources simultaneously, including databases, e-journals and e-books.

Discovery Service


The most simple way to find journal articles is to search mySearch (above). It gives you an easy, yet powerful means of accessing our information resources through a single search. It searches across our library catalogues and many of the Library databases, e-journals and other external services that the Library subscribes to.

The alternative is to search an individual subject specific database. These will search a smaller number of articles than mySearch, but are subject specific and will give you more focused results. Click on the 'Specialist Resources' tab for a complete listing.  

You can use mySearch to search for articles in journals such as those listed below or you can browse e-journals by title. If you need advice, email

Some of the key academic journals and industry sector magazines for this area include:


Application Development Advisor (print only)

ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review

ACM Transactions On Graphics

ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology

Communications of the ACM


Digital Investigation

Empirical Software Engineering

European Journal of Information Systems

Finding print journals

If you need access to a print journal, search for it on the Library catalogue. The record on the catalogue will provide you with details of what years we have in stock. All our print journals are held on the ground floor of the library in the rolling stacks.