Journal articles are important in your research as they contain the most-up-to-date research in a given field and often focus on a particular aspect of a topic. There are different types of articles: scholarly, popular or trade.
Journal article titles are not searchable in QCAT, only the journal source titles. You must use an index or database to find magazine and journal articles (see Indexes below).
Tip: Once you find an article of interest, remember to search the journal title, not the article title, in QCAT. Use Journal Title Exact from the dropdown menu. Check print and/or e-journal QCAT records for dates covered.
Alternatively, click on the Journals link on the library homepage, to search by journal title or subject for print or electronic journals at Queen's.
Consult our guide Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals, to help evaluate whether an article is peer-reviewed—i.e., if it has gone through an anonymous formal vetting and editing process—or decide which journal articles will be useful for your essay.