Journals are publications which contains articles (often describing the latest research on a topic) and which are issued regularly and in separate parts.
Whereas magazines tend to have articles in everyday language on more general topics, academic (or scholarly) journals usually only publish articles which have been through a process called 'peer-review', which is where other experts in the subject area are asked to review the articles before publication and comment on their quality.
Please note that in addition to printed journals, the Library also provides access to a large number of electronic journals (ejournals).
Our printed journals are shelved in alphabetical order on the top floor. This means that you won't, for example, find all the psychology journals together, so you need to know the name of the journal you are looking for.