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Journals (often referred to as serials or periodicals) are published on a regular basis, such as weekly, monthly, or quarterly.

Journals are extremely useful:

  • Due to their regular publication schedule they provide access to current information
  • Allow you to keep up-to-date with current literature in a specific area
  • Focus on very specific topics, but generally don't provide background information
  • Are often the only place where results of research are available
  • Are an important source of scholarly information for your assignments.


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