Journal articles will add depth and detail to your research. Often peer reviewed, and published regularly throughout the year, they provide quality up-to-date theories and research on any given topic.
Either through reading lists or from your tutor, you may be directed to read specific articles. Otherwise, you will expected to independently source journal content for your academic work. This page will look at both:
- finding the full text from a reference, and
- searching for journal articles
Finding the full text
For example, you already have a reference and you're trying to find the full-text of the following:
Loes, C.N., Salisbury, M.H. and Pascarella, E.T. (2015) ‘Student perceptions of effective instruction and the development of critical thinking: a replication and extension’, Higher Education, 69(5), pp. 823-838. doi: 10.1007/s10734-014-9807-0.