Visit the Indigenous Studies and Teaching & Education Journal Database listings for all potentially useful databases in your area. Note that you don't have to use every database for every assignment - but nor should you restrict your search to one database only.
When you go into a journal database you will notice that many of them feature multiple search boxes that are stacked one above the other in rows.
While they may look intimidating, they can make your search process easier.
Think of each row as a train of thought and use a new row for each element of your topic. Using Assessment item 1 as an example, you might search for:
1st search row: "cultural safety"
2nd search row: Indigenous
3rd search row: Australia*
You'll notice the example above uses a number of search strategies. Check out the Find page for a listing of these tips.
Proximity searching is another research technique that can help refine your results. A proximity search forces a database to find results where one search term appears within a certain number of words of another search term. The proximity operator varies according to the database.
Let's try some proximity searching.
1. Choose an EBSCOhost database from the Teaching & Education databases page
2. In the search box, type: "cultural safety" N3 Indigenous
Using N3 will find results where "cultural safety" is within 3 words of indigenous in any order.
3. This time, search for: "cultural safety" W3 indigenous
Using W3 will find results where "cultural safety" is within 3 words of indigenous in the order in which you have entered the search terms.
Sometimes you will read that a database is 'full text', or that an article can be found in 'full text'. 'Full text' means that the entire document is available online. When a database carries an article in full text there will be a hyperlink to view it as either a PDF or html document. Not all journal databases contain full text.
If an article is not available in full text you may be able to locate it in another database. Clicking on the button will allow you to check if the article is available elsewhere.