Search and evaluate
Scientific articles, conference papers and books can be found by searching various databases. Effective searching requires various strategies.
The library’s various databases are detailed in the database list. The databases are listed by subject and type. There are also interdisciplinary databases covering multiple subject fields, which make good starting points when familiarising yourself with a subject. Examples of interdisciplinary databases include LibSearch, Web of Science and Scopus.
When searching, think carefully about your keywords, use synonyms to broaden your search and more specific words to reduce the number of hits.
If you are searching for a specific article, search for the article title in LibSearch. If the library has a subscription to the journal, you will find the article.
Access to e-resources such as databases, journals and articles is controlled by your IP number. When you are not on the University’s network, you will therefore need to log in to access materials. Use your normal log-in details for e.g. your webmail or Canvas.
Once you have found an article or some other material, you should carry out your own assessment to decide its relevance and scientificity.