The Library provides a wide range of resources to support you in your research.
Databases are one of the best types of resource to get familiar with.
We use the term ‘database’ to describe a searchable collections of online resources which contain items such as journal articles, books, and images. Using the databases recommended for your subject will help you find reliable information from trusted sources.
As a student in higher education your tutors will be looking for evidence that you have used a wide range of resources in your studies. Journals are one such resource. They can provide up to date, specialised information on topics which are not always found in books. There are two main types of journal.
Academic Journals for example:
Trade, general and professional magazines for example:
It is useful to understand how articles, journals and databases fit together,
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