Journals are a key source of information. At the Bartlett Library, we have 200 active journal subscriptions.
Most of our built environment journals are available online although some print issues are also available in the Bartlett Library.
To find e-journals search Explore using the UCL journals filter and follow the View online or SFX links. Alternatively, a full list of e-journals is available.
Where held in print, the location of the journal can be found by searching Explore. Older print issues are held in Store and can be requested. Print journals cannot be borrowed but instead can be photocopied or scanned in the library.
There are hundreds of relevant inter-disciplinary journals for architecture and construction, and your choice will very much depend upon the topic area you are researching at the time.
Your tutors may often refer to and publish material in these journals:
Used to disseminate scholarly information that relates to a particular academic discipline. They are aimed at researchers and are often peer-reviewed, which means that articles are evaluated by experts in the field before publication to ensure the information in them is accurate and well presented. An example of an academic journal is The Architects' Journal.
Generally printed on glossy paper (but can also be available online), they are aimed at a more general audience than academic journals and can include opinions and news items too. An example of magazine is Detail.
Published on a daily basis, the focus of these is on news items. They can include a section on education, but are wide in scope. An example of newspaper is The Guardian.
If you're using one of our databases to find journal articles, you might not be able to read the article within the database itself. If you see the Findit@UCL icon, click on it to link to the full text
Sometimes you will see a link to the publisher's site. Unless the article is open access, you might find that you can't reach the full text.
Clicking on the Findit@UCL link instead will link you to the full text via UCL's subscription access, if available.
If you're using Google Scholar you can set up the Library Links feature so that it will display a findit@UCL link to help show you which articles are available via UCL subscriptions.
UCL has an amazing collection of electronic resources, but no library can have full-text access to everything. If you identify a piece of information that would be beneficial to your research, the library will source a copy for you via the Interlending & Document Supply Office (ILDS).