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ASC148 Research Skills Guide: Use Journal Databases

Guide for 1st year Equine and Equitation Science

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 Animal & Vet Science databases will be particularly useful for your study.

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

how to search ovid databases


In one of the databases listed try typing in some of the keywords you identified in your topic analysis exercise (i.e. horse racing AND ethics)

  • Did you get less results than Primo Search and Google Scholar? Being a science 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.