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History: Magazines and Journals

Why use magazines and journals for your assignments and projects?

Journals and Magazines are an important source of specialist information. They: 

  • Can 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.

Key History Journals and Magazines

Some print journals and magazines are on shelves in the library. Their specific locations can be found by using the Library Catalogue. Journals and Magazines that have been digitized and are available online can be found by using the e-journal finder

Some key History Journals and Magazines are as follows


MySearch for Finding Journal Articles

The easiest way to find individual journal articles on your topic of interest is to use the Library Search engine mySearch. This searches across our library catalogues and databases to show you where articles are available in your chosen subject and gives you access to them  directly, if they have been  digitized.

mySearch lists many different information sources so remember to Select: Academic Journals or Magazines, if that's what you are looking for.  

Logging in to eJournals off-campus