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Journals articles, conference papers and databases

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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.


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 citation information plus an abstract (or summary) of the article. The following two databases are examples of key Physics databases. Explore the Science - Physics 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