A journal is a scholarly publication containing articles written by researchers, academics and other experts. Journals focus on a specific discipline or field of study and there are journals for every discipline.
Increasingly academic journals are being published online. Most academic journals are not freely available via facilities such as Google and libraries pay for access. There are various ways to find out if UKZN library pays for access to a journal and find journal articles:
This option is best when you know the name of the particular journal you want.
If you are looking for articles and do not know in which journals they appear, you may want to search a database (click on the Databases tab above). Databases index a wide range of journals and you can search for articles by keyword, topic etc.
Some key online journals:
Journal references can also be found using the miscellaneous index an in-house index which is compiled and maintained by staff in the Architecture Library.
Click here for information on referencing articles and information sources.
The open access movement aims to promote and provide unrestricted access to material that is not freely available in the public domain. There are several collections and places to go to find these open access journals:
South African open access journals on Sabinet Incorporates 3 collections: Open Access Journal Collection; African Journal Archive; African Digital Repository
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Includes nearly 10 000 journals from 123 countri
Science Electronic Online Library (SciELO) Originated in Brazil 15 years ago to improve access to journal content