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Music (classical & jazz) & Music Technology: Journals

New library search platform - essential Information

On 21 July, the Library launched a new search platform, providing a better experience of discovering both print and electronic information.  

Please bear with us whilst we continue to update our online guides with new links to books, journals, and other resources.

What are Journals and Why Use Them?

A periodical is a publication which occurs at regular intervals. This may include annuals, bi-annual (twice a year), tri-annual (three times a year), quarterly, bi-monthly (every 2 months), monthly, fortnightly, weekly and daily.

These publications may be reference works such as directories and yearbooks, newspapers, leisure and special interest magazines, interest society magazines, newsletters, professional news publications, trade magazines and academic journals publishing scholarly articles.

Periodicals may be published in print or electronic form.

A Journal was originally something published daily and this still appears in the title of some newspapers such as The Journal, a local newspaper covering the Newcastle-upon-Tyne area. However, these days it usuall means a scholarly periodical.

The Library subscribes to all of these types of periodical and there is a list of them in the box below.

Periodicals and journals are published much more frequently than books and with a much small delay.

  • This means that they can respond to topical issues, publish the latest research and generally provide the most up-to date information. Journals articles help you to keep on top of the latest developments in your subject.

Articles are generally shorter than books.

  • This means that articles can be more focussed and cover narrower and more individual or specialised topics.
    Journal articles can provide literature for a topic which you have chosen for yourself such as the subject of a dissertation.

Scholarly journals are peer-reviewed. This means that the editors of the journal who decide on whether an article may be published or not have a academic standing and are therefore able to assess the quality of the articles submitted and turn down those which are not of a high enough standard.

Most articles in scholarly journals include a statement of methodology and a bibliography or list of references.

 

To search for articles supplied by the Library use the search box at the top of the Library website 

Types of Journal

Scholarly

Scholarly

Professional

Professional

Journal

Journal

Society magazine

Society magazine

Music Technology Journals

Billboard Magazine

Digital Music News

Sound on Sound

Broadcast

Mix

 

Computer Music

Music Week

 

Journal Frequencies

Annuals

Annuals

Biannual

Biannual

Triannual

Triannual

Quarterly

Quarterly

Bimonthly

Bimonthly

Monthly

Monthly

Search Electronic Journal articles

Key Journal Articles

Some Key Journal Articles on your Reading Lists will have been scanned and placed on our Digital Library.

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