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CUS101 Research Skills Guide: Use Journal Databases

Why Should You Use Journal Databases?

Journal databases:

  • are the best source of academic or scholarly information for your assessments
  • help you locate peer-reviewed articles
  • are subject specific, so you can get more relevant results
  • have many options for refining results

You can find the Library's databases on the Journal Databases page.

Databases are grouped into subject areas. The Policing, Security & Emergency Management will be particularly useful for your study.

For more recommendations check the Customs and Border Protection Library Resource Guide.

Searching in a database


Go to the International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Centre database type in one of your search strategies you created earlier in the guide.

  • Did you get less results than Primo Search and Google Scholar? Being an security database, they should be more relevant to your topic.
  • Look at the HTML and PDF links to access the full text of the article.
  • If you cannot find the full text click on the                              button to check if the article is available elsewhere.