August 20th, 2009

Keeping up with the Journals

brain2There are two ways to use the journals in your discipline: search them for articles on a topic or browse them to see what’s in recent issues.

As learners working on assignments, you’re probably searching pretty frequently. But do you spend any time just browsing?

Browsing is useful in many ways. Regularly browsing recent journals in your field can:

  • Inspire you with new ideas
  • Illuminate where the field is heading
  • Show you areas that are being ignored

Newbies in a field often don’t know what they don’t know. Browsing can help correct that.

Experienced researchers already know a lot about their field, but browsing can help them quickly stay on top of anything new.

Want to know how to browse journals in the library? Check out the our new guide: Browsing the Contents of a Specific Journal.

– Erin

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