The majority of journals are available electronically and they can found by searching UCL Explore.
However you will find that many journals are still only available in print, particularly volumes before 1997. Print Journals (also referred to as periodicals) are usually Reference only, which means they cannot be borrowed; recent issues are available on the open shelves while older volumes are kept in our STORE and need to be ordered in advance via our Stores Service.
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 Reference & User Services Quarterly.
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 the Times Educational Supplement.
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.
Usually published by a special group, learned society or professional organisation and aimed at people working in a specific industry. An example of trade publication is Teach Primary.
If you know the title of the article you need, you can enter it directly in the Explore search box. If UCL Libraries have an electronic subscription to the journal in which the article is published, this will appear in your results list and you can download the full-text following the instructions provided. The same applies if you're looking for a journal article using one of the many article-specific UCL Databases.