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JST110 Research Skills Guide: Use Library Databases

Why Should You Use Library Databases?

Library 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-Z Databases page.

Databases are grouped into subject areas. The Emergency Management, Policing & Public Safety and Law & Justice Studies lists will be particularly useful for your study.

Activity

Go to the Australian Criminology Database, and try typing in keywords identified in your topic analysis (you may need to sign in first with your CSU username and password)

  • Did you get less results than Primo Search and Google Scholar? Being an justice studies 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.

How to video - EBSCO

How to video - ProQuest