At the end of this module you will be able to
Scholarly and non-scholarly journals
Some journals are more academic in content than others. It is important to recognise this difference when doing research. If a journal is 'peer-reviewed' it is usually more scholarly in focus. Peer review is a process where articles are evaluated by a group of experts in the appropriate field prior to publication.
Not sure what that means? Watch this video (1:45):
Common database features
There are lots of different databases with many different search interfaces. However, they all run on the same principles, and have many things in common. For example, most databases offer the ability to:
What is Discovery?
While the catalogue is great for finding useful resources, it’s not the place to search for individual journal articles. For this, you can use Discovery.
Discovery combines the information from the Library Catalogue, the Digital Repository and many databases into a single search.
It includes access to many full text articles, both academic and non-academic.
How do I use Discovery?
You can search Discovery from the library homepage (you will need to login with your university username and password).
For more help go to the Discovery LibGuide.
Watch this introductory video on how to utilise Discovery.