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JST456 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. For most assessment items you will need to use the Policing, Security and Emergency Management journal databases as they will be particularly useful for your studies.

For the first assessment item you may also like search the Theology & Islamic Studies databases to gain further insights.

Try it now

Go to the Religion and Philosophy Collection database, and try typing in keywords identified in your topic analysis.

  • Did you get less results than Primo Search?  Being a theology 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.

journal articles & library databases

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