Once you understand the task of writing an research essay you may now want to search for additional literature relevant to your topic.
Library Search on the QUT Library homepage is a great place to start.
Google is good for routine searches but Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.
Scopus and Web of Science are important databases for first-year science students to be familiar with.
1. There are other specialist databases relevant for Science.
2. Consult the help screens of each database as search techniques will differ.
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