Brunel Language Centre: Journal activity

How are journals organised?

For each question, choose the missing words from the options listed.

Each word or phrase should only be used once.

An issue of a journal contains many _____.
journals: 41 votes (6.95%)
issues: 26 votes (4.41%)
articles: 431 votes (73.05%)
Library search: 42 votes (7.12%)
volume: 22 votes (3.73%)
article title: 28 votes (4.75%)
Total Votes: 590
Every year a journal is published, it has a new _____ number.
journals: 58 votes (10.82%)
issues: 79 votes (14.74%)
articles: 31 votes (5.78%)
Library search: 67 votes (12.5%)
volume: 275 votes (51.31%)
article title: 26 votes (4.85%)
Total Votes: 536
A journal volume usually contains several _____, published throughout the year.
journals: 47 votes (9.14%)
issues: 302 votes (58.75%)
articles: 85 votes (16.54%)
Library search: 25 votes (4.86%)
volume: 18 votes (3.5%)
article title: 37 votes (7.2%)
Total Votes: 514
A database contains many _____.
journals: 321 votes (64.07%)
issues: 23 votes (4.59%)
articles: 40 votes (7.98%)
Library search: 50 votes (9.98%)
volume: 28 votes (5.59%)
article title: 39 votes (7.78%)
Total Votes: 501
To access a specific journal article, the first place you should search is _____.
journals: 35 votes (7.06%)
issues: 12 votes (2.42%)
articles: 27 votes (5.44%)
Library search: 308 votes (62.1%)
volume: 7 votes (1.41%)
article title: 107 votes (21.57%)
Total Votes: 496
To access a journal article, you should search by _____.
journals: 46 votes (8.88%)
issues: 7 votes (1.35%)
articles: 45 votes (8.69%)
Library search: 77 votes (14.86%)
volume: 9 votes (1.74%)
article title: 334 votes (64.48%)
Total Votes: 518

1. An issue of a journal contains many articles.

2. Every year a journal is published it has a new volume number.

3. A journal volume usually contains several issues, published throughout the year. 

4. A database contains many journals.

5. To access a journal article, the first place you should search is Library search.

6. To access a journal article, you should search by article title.

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Guide to Academic Search Complete database

Use this document for tips on how to search the database Academic Search Complete. Most databases work in a similar way to Academic Search Complete, so you can apply this information elsewhere too.

Databases will also have in-built help information, so do check the resource itself if you need help, or get in touch with your Subject Liaison Librarian.