A journal is similar to a magazine. Issues are available at regular intervals, such as every month or every quarter.
Journals contain pieces of writing or research called journal articles.
Often, journals are peer-reviewed or scholarly. This means each article goes through an evaluation process to test it's accuracy, credibility and so on. Peer-reviewed/scholarly articles are usually of a high academic standard.
Need a book that's not in the Library? You might be able to read most of it online using Google Books. Or you could make an online interlibrary loan request and we'll borrow it from another library for you.
If you find a book you think might be useful for your whole class and you think we should buy it then let us know! Email the details to email@example.com.