You'll come across the words 'journal articles' or 'journal databases' often throughout your studies. But what are they and how can we use them to find information?
Journal articles are papers written by experts in the field. They are usually scholarly in nature and are reliable sources of information. The best place to find journal articles are in our Library databases.
Library databases are collections of resources that you can search and browse online. Some databases are subject-specific, and some can cover a range of subjects.
Though databases mainly provide access to journals and articles, they can also contain other resources such as:
Library databases are often subject specific and used to search across many journals at once. Library databases:
Databases often have similar search functions and filters, though there are instances where they are applied differently.
Find the best library databases for your research.
In this workshop, you'll learn how to find scholarly journal articles using Primo Search, Google Scholar, and Library databases.
In this workshop, learn about searching in databases and how to make the most of your results.