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Events and Leisure: Journal Articles

Journal Articles

Why use journals for university level research?

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

* Journals are published daily, weekly, monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly, so material is up to date.

* Journals are usually the first place that academic research is published.

* Many journals are peer-reviewed, meaning articles have been critically reviewed by academic experts in the field before publication. Further explanation of what peer-reviewed means.

How do I search for articles in a range of journals across a variety of subjects?

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Answer: Use mySearch entering various keyword combinations.

We recommend using the mySearch Advanced Search (remember to select the full-text filter when using this search tool to ensure that the results you get will provide full-text access).

Need help using mySearch? Options:

  • For guidance to develop and improve your research skills see our Advanced Searching Guide;
  • Ask at a Library Help Zone or using our instant messaging online chat service;
  • Contact your Library Subject Team and request some advice.

How do I search for an article in a specific journal or trade magazine? How do I check which journal titles and trade magazines BU subscribes to?

Accessing Resources from Off-campus

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How may I find research authored by BU Academics who are teaching me?

Events and Leisure journal articles, conference papers and news

We recommend the following resources on the alphabetical list (when you click on the link above):

  • Business Source Ultimate - business, management, marketing
  • Emerald - management, marketing
  • Hospitality & Tourism Complete
  • SportBusiness Knowledge Centre / SportBusiness Intelligence - Sport

Google Scholar

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You may use Google Scholar to broadly search for academic literature on the Internet across many disciplines and sources.


  • If the source is not available full-text via Google Scholar, check if it's available via BU's mySearch (remember to select the 'full-text' filter).
  • Do not just use Google for your academic level research. You must go beyond Google and engage with the resources BU subscribes to for you to study.

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