Help with searching Databases

  • We have guides, tutorials and training sessions available to help you with searching databases to find the journal articles or other resources that you need, and managing your information once you have found it:

    • Video - watch this short demo of how to use our Education databases to find journal articles.
    • Finding journal articles - download and complete this worksheet step-by-step to help you plan a search to find journal articles. (Worksheet will open in a new window/tab - available as either Word or PDF.)
    • The Library's Literature Searching pages talk you through step-by-step how to plan a search, how to carry it out on one or more databases and what to do with your search results once you've got them. Before you start searching, look at the page on Defining Your Topic (this always saves a lot of time in the long run!) and then, once you've used that page to help you plan your search, look at the page on Using Databases.
    • EndNote: if you would like to use a software package to help you keep a personal library of your references and reading and put correctly formatted references into Word for you, look at our pages on EndNote (including guides to using it and details of training sessions)

    What are databases?

    Which databases should I search?