Scholarly or academic journals contain lots of individuals articles on specific topics, written by different authors.
They are highly regarded as a source of academic information because they include expert opinions, research findings and references to follow up.
They are written by specialised professionals and academics (such as your lecturers).
Finding, reading and referencing relevant journal articles will get you the highest marks.
A collection of articles relating to a particular topic
Published regularly (e.g. once a month, quarterly, annually)
An individual piece of research written by an academic, professional or expert
Published together with other articles by other authors in a journal
Why use journal articles?
How do I find journal articles?
1) Check your Reading list!
2) Do a quick search on the Articles tab via the Library Catalogue.
The Articles tab is very general and you may get a lot of results which are not relevant.
3) Use a Library eResource
The Library pays for you to have access to these key resources and you will improve your marks if you read and reference appropriate library materials in your work!
Listed below are some specific journals, written by experts, which are relevant to your course.
Search within these to find current, reliable and relevant academic information for your assignments.
These journals are subscription-only so you must access them through the links below and login using the instructions provided.
If you search for a journal title in the Library Catalogue, use the Journals option under Resource Type. Click on the View Online tab for access details. We often have multiple providers for journal titles and you will need to check the available date to select the one which best suits your needs.
Print titles can be found on Floors 1A, 1C, 1B and 0A (Law). Use the library catalogue to check locations. Useful ejournals for science and environment include:
Fairplay - provides online access to their magazine focusing on maritime information and insights. (Please note that a non-University username and password is needed to access this journal - login to SOL to view the details via the link). Please note the magazine will continue to be published until the final issue on December 6, 2018 and stories will continue to be published daily on Fairplay.ihs.com until November 26.
Shipping Insights - Monthly Analysis of the Shipping Markets
TransNav, The International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation (free publication)
WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs - The international Journal for professionals in maritime administration, industry and education