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EMT302 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 that you get more relevant results
  • have many options for refining results

You can find the Library's databases on the A to Z Databases page. The Education & Teaching Databases will be particularly useful for your study.

We also have a Databases Help guide that contains a wealth of information on using journal databases. 


Go to the EBSCOhost (Education), which includes education-related material and searches across the database, ERIC.

Try the following search, separated by the AND operator.

First line: "early childhood education" OR preschool OR kindergarten
Second line: technology OR digital

  • Did you get less results than Primo Search?  Being an education database, they should be more relevant to your topic.
  • Remember to refine your results to most current research, usually within the last five years.
  • 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                 Find it              button to check if the article is available elsewhere.

Searching in a database