Journal articles are written by scholars in an academic or professional field. An editorial board reviews articles to decide whether they should be published. Journal articles may cover very specific topics or narrow fields of research.

Since journals are published at periodic intervals, they are grouped in the category called "periodicals." They may come in print format or online in databases like EBSCOhost, which is available from the Library's home page. Cuesta purchases subscriptions to some journals in print format as well.

Use a Journal
  • when doing scholarly research
  • to find out what has been studied on your topic
  • to find bibliographies that point to other relevant research

Examples of Journals

  • Journal of Communication
  • The Historian
  • Journal of Business Research
  • Lancet