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Journal articles, conference papers and databases

Journal articles

Journal articles are published within journals and contain up-to-date (often specialised) information. They are written by experts in the field, and often outline new research findings. Journal articles are often scholarly or peer-reviewed. You can locate journal articles by searching Library Search or a specialised database.

Search or browse for a journal, trade publication or magazine

To search for journals, trade publications or magazines use Library Search or browse scholarly journals in this area using BrowZine.

Get started with BrowZine by setting up access to fulltext articles, sign up for a BrowZine account to create bookshelves and save articles - plus troubleshoot common problems.


Databases are a great source for journal articles, conference papers, videos and images. Some databases vary in the amount of information they provide. Some will contain full articles (known as full text), whilst others may only contain citations. The following databases are examples of key databases for this area. Explore the Engineering database page for a complete list of potentially relevant databases. 

Google Scholar

If you are searching using Google Scholar off campus be sure to Setup Fulltext@QUT links in Google Scholar.

Google Scholar Search
Subjects: Engineering / Civil engineering, Engineering / Electrical engineering, Engineering / Mechanical engineering, Science / Earth science, Science / Environmental science, Science / Physics
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