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DCU Library subscribes to thousands of subject specific journal publications both in print and (mostly) online. You will come across these many times in the course of your studies; they may appear on your reading list and your lecturers will encourage you to consult them when you're doing research, particularly if preparing a literature review.
Within these, you will find collections of articles on a range of related subjects. Journal articles are excellent sources of scholarly information because they can provide very in-depth, up-to-date coverage of a subject; they are typically very structured and written by academics in a given field.
Some journal publications go through what is known as a peer review process. This essentially means that any articles within have been submitted by the author and subjected to a thorough examination by other experts prior to publication. Therefore, use of these articles is encouraged as they will strengthen your analysis and argument.
Massa, L. Tucci, C.L. and Afuah, A. (2017) 'A critical assessment of business model research', Academy of Management Annals, 11(1), pp. 73-104
When you have a reference to a journal article like the example above, use the A-Z Journals tab on the Library homepage. Check for access to the journal publication in the first instance, the year you need, and finally the volume & issue numbers. Scroll down the table of contents to find the article you're looking for, then click on the full text. (See video help right)
What does a reference to a journal article look like?
Here's how to find a specific journal article using the Library's A-Z Journals list:
If you have a reference to a journal article but you think elements of it may be incorrect (for example incorrect date, incorrect volume | issue number etc.) Google Scholar can be a useful tool for checking what's gone wrong. Enclose the title of the article you're looking for in quotation marks and search. Don't forget to change your settings in Google Scholar so that you get a quick link to our subscriptions on the right side of the page when an article is available.
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