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MRS120 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 Journal Databases page.

Databases are grouped into subject areas. The Medical Sciences & Dentistry databases will be particularly useful for your study.


Go to the EBSCOhost (Health) database, login and try searching for  – "Lifelong learning" AND reflection entered as in the example below:

  • Did you get less results than Primo Search and Google Scholar? Being a Health 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 Find it at CSU button to check if the article is available elsewhere.

EBSCOhost Advanced Searching

Further Assistance

If you'd like to learn more about searching in journal databases take a look at our Database Help Guide