The University of Huddersfield Library provides access to a wide range of subscription journals.
This guide explains what they are, why they are useful, and how you can find them.
A scholarly, academic or scientific journal contains the findings of recent research studies or new theories, and is usually used aimed at an academic audience. It is particularly useful for academic essays and literature reviews.
Articles in peer-reviewed or refereed scholarly journals have been independently assessed by other experts in the field before publication. This is a quality-control procedure which means other experts have agreed these articles contain scientifically valid and novel findings. However, these articles are still open to being challenged or disputed by other research, and you should still critically evaluate them before you use them.
A trade journal, publication, or magazine contains articles sharing current news, trends and opinions in a particular industry, and is usually written for an audience of people working in this area. Trade journals are usually written and edited by journalists, rather than subject experts. As a result, they are more likely to contain factual inaccuracies and/or bias. However, they are a useful source for keeping up with current practices and news in your field.
Most articles can also be downloaded in PDF format to read offline. This will require a PDF reader on your device. University computers have the necessary software.