What's a library database? | RMIT University, Duration: (1:57)
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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.
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What's a library database? | RMIT University
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.
Web of Science indexes a wide range of journal articles in the sciences, social sciences & humanities.
One of the benefits of a standalone database over Discovery is that you can link to citation counts by article: the number of times the article has been cited and the citations that the article referenced. Watch the video below to see this in more detail.
PLEASE NOTE: to access the full text of an article simply click on Full Text @ U of Melbourne