A journal is a collection of articles within a particular academic subject area, which is published on a regular basis; journals are published in print or electronically or sometimes both.
Journals are more up to date than books and are a good place to find the latest research on a subject area.
The library subscribes to a wide range of journals and you can access journals via the library catalogue FINDit.
Types of journal:
At Treforest and Glyntaff libraries, the print journals have a classmark which you will need to find the journal on the library shelves; they will have the same classmark as books of a similar subject area.
To find the classmark of a journal;
In Cardiff and Newport libraries, the print journals are organised alphabetically by journal title.
e-journals can be accessed via the library catalogue FINDit in several ways;
If you are unable to find a journal/journal article in FINDit, then you can request an inter-library loan; this is an item that is supplied by another academic library e.g. The British Library.
A journal article can be delivered either as a photocopy (to the USW library of your choice) or electronically.
There is a £3 charge per item for inter-library loans, for undergraduate and postgraduate students.