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Early Childhood Education: Articles/Databases

This guide is to help our Early Childhood Education learners make the most of their studies.

Finding Journal Articles

There are three main ways to find the articles you need:

  • Search Ara Library databases for articles on your subject. (Use this method to find your own articles for an assignment).
  • Look for a particular article from a recommended reading list. (Use this method if you have a reading list with the details of an article, e.g. author, article/journal title). 
  • Use Google Scholar to find articles in Ara databases. (Use this method to find open access scholarly articles as well as articles in some Ara databases). 
    • Using Google Scholar to find articles in Ara databases [PDF] [Video] 

Online Journals

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eTV records and archives TV programs for educational purposes. All you need to do is log in, then search for what takes your fancy to watch online. Videos can be embedded in Moodle courses or added to projects. 

How do I use eTV?

Recommended databases

All databases

We subscribe to over 60 different databases ranging from online encyclopedias and dictionaries to industry relevant resources. Below are the ones thought most relevant to your course:

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search


Google Scholar is a good alternative place to look for academic articles. 

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