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ASC390 Research Skills Guide: Use Journal Databases

A guide to resources for ASC 390

Key databases for Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Databases index peer review journals article, conference proceeding and book chapters. They can be multidisciplinary or subject specific. Library journal databases will either provide the full-text for an article or will link you through Primo to the full-text of the article.

Useful databases to search for Animal and Veterinary Science include

Journal Database Search Strategies

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. For example, if you were searching for an article about one of your topics, you could use a new row for each element of your topic. In this case you might search for:

1st search row: "animal care"
2nd search row: vet* OR provider
3rd search row: "compassion fatigue"

You'll notice we have used some search tips in the search above. Check out the PLAN YOUR SEARCH page for a listing of these tips. 

Tip: If you want to learn more about how to maximise your search using search strategies, contact the Library. We can assist you in creating an effective search strategy.

Understanding Databases

Need some help with understanding how to use databases? See our Database Help Guide.

Searching in a database

Which Databases should I choose?

The Journal Articles page on the Animal and Veterinary Sciences Library Resource Guide provides a list of relevant journals and databases. 

Visit the Animal and Vet Sciences Journal Databases listing 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.

Don't forget, you can also use Primo Search and Google Scholar to locate journal articles.

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