In most essays and assignments – including the HIP100 Assessment item 2 (Essay) - you are expected to locate relevant scholarly journal articles to support your arguments.
In addition to finding journal articles on a topic from Primo Search, but you can also search directly in a database or package of databases.
A database is an organised collection of information records that can be accessed electronically. In the Library, databases can have:
To locate databases, go to A-Z Databases. You can browse by database title, or by subject category:
The Allied Health list should have all the databases you might need, including several Recommended databases. CINAHL Plus with Full-Text, a key international database for nursing and allied health, appears at the top of the list. (For more on using CINAHL, see next page.)
|An organised collection of information records that can be accessed electronically||a company which provides access to a number of databases, via a search interface unique to that company, where the databases can be searched/browsed individually or together.|
** This platform is currently being rebuilt and might not be reliable.
Once you are in one of the database platforms, you can search across a number of databases at the same time. In some cases, the Library provides a package of subject-related databases that are in the same platform. Two examples are: