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These databases assist you to find articles in serials / journals.
1 Create a search strategy using key words
2 Select the most relevant database
3 Try different search terms
4 Refine your search using the date, language, publisher etc... limiters on the left hand side of the database.
5 Ask a librarian for help if you are not locating useful information and come to a database workshop.
How to do research?
- Choose a research topic
- Create a search strategy using keywords
- Find information, e.g., databases, ebooks, websites, Google Scholar and print resources
- Evaluate information. Check for: Authority: Does the information come from a a reliable source? Accuracy: Can the information be verified by a credible source? Relevance: Does the information meet your specific needs and it is within your research scope? Objective: Is the information free from bias or hidden agendas? Currency: Is the information up to date?
- Cite your resources using APA referencing
Allows simultaneous searching of multiple databases on the EBSCOhost platform including:
- Australian/New Zealand Reference Centre
- Business Source Premier
- Computer and Applied Sciences
- eBook collection
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online
Provides complete text of Encyclopaedia Britannica with search capabilities, related links, and multimedia enhancements
This database provides access to a variety of IT and business books, video's and training. NOTE: You will need to sign in using your UCOL login.
Te Puna Search - New Zealand Libraries
A database that lets you search millions of titles of books, serials, magazines, CDs and so on that are held in library collections around New Zealand and the world.