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: 38 votes (7.22%)
issues: 25 votes (4.75%)
articles: 382 votes (72.62%)
Library search: 38 votes (7.22%)
volume: 18 votes (3.42%)
article title: 25 votes (4.75%)
Total Votes: 526
Every year a journal is published, it has a new _____ number.
journals: 55 votes (11.41%)
issues: 74 votes (15.35%)
articles: 30 votes (6.22%)
Library search: 67 votes (13.9%)
volume: 231 votes (47.93%)
article title: 25 votes (5.19%)
Total Votes: 482
A journal volume usually contains several _____, published throughout the year.
journals: 46 votes (10%)
issues: 255 votes (55.43%)
articles: 83 votes (18.04%)
Library search: 24 votes (5.22%)
volume: 17 votes (3.7%)
article title: 35 votes (7.61%)
Total Votes: 460
A database contains many _____.
journals: 279 votes (62.56%)
issues: 22 votes (4.93%)
articles: 37 votes (8.3%)
Library search: 42 votes (9.42%)
volume: 28 votes (6.28%)
article title: 38 votes (8.52%)
Total Votes: 446
To access a specific journal article, the first place you should search is _____.
journals: 35 votes (7.9%)
issues: 12 votes (2.71%)
articles: 26 votes (5.87%)
Library search: 265 votes (59.82%)
volume: 7 votes (1.58%)
article title: 98 votes (22.12%)
Total Votes: 443
To access a journal article, you should search by _____.
journals: 44 votes (9.48%)
issues: 7 votes (1.51%)
articles: 44 votes (9.48%)
Library search: 68 votes (14.66%)
volume: 9 votes (1.94%)
article title: 292 votes (62.93%)
Total Votes: 464

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.