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Databases

Databases

Instead of browsing through journals, you may wish to use databases to locate specific articles. Locating journal articles is different from locating books. The Library Catalogue will tell you if QUT Library holds a particular journal but it will not provide information about individual journal articles. However, the journal databases will help you to locate references to journal articles, and sometimes the abstract and full-text of the articles.

The key to finding suitable articles is to use the appropriate keywords and search strategy. More information about searching databases is available on Study Smart.

For this topic, it is best to use the Australian databases via INFORMIT SEARCH. Some of the useful databases are listed below. If you are using the international databases, eg, those hosted via EBSCOHOST or PROQUEST, include the word Australia* as one of your keywords/concepts.

Useful and relevant databases: