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Research: Database searching - how to

A centralised repository of information to help those undertaking research especially at Postgraduate level

Introduction

Below are links to explanatory notes and videos on how to search Ara research databases.  

What are databases and why you need them

In this video a Yavapai College student explains the benefits of using library databases for research over searching the web. [2.34 minutes]

Cochrane Library

Joanna Briggs

Guides To Using Ara Databases

  • Find an article in a database (EBSCO) [PDF] [Video]
  • Find a Standard in Standards New Zealand database [PDF]
  • How to access O'Reilly eBooks [formerly Safari eBooks] [PDF]
  • Template example for search strategies to use in databases [PDF]
  • Using Gale Academic OneFile database [PDF]
  • Using eTV [PDF]
  • Using Proquest Central database [PDF]
  • Using Joanna Briggs database [Video]
  • Using Ovid nursing database [PDF] 
  • Using Pubmed [Video]
  • Using Pubmed, CINAHL, Proquest & Ovid to find MeSH headings [PDF]
  • Using Science Direct database [PDF]
  • Using LinkedIn Learning [PDF]
  • What is a peer-reviewed article [PDF]
  • Using Google Scholar and more [PDF]
  • What are primary and secondary sources [PDF]
  • Troubleshooting access to databases [PDF]

EBSCO

Database provider EBSCO provides us with eleven databases. These include Art Full Text, Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre, Business Source Complete, CINAHL and more   

 

LinkedIn Learning (Formerly Lynda.com)

Using Library Search

You can see all our Library video tutorials in our blog.

Gale Cengage

Database provider Gale Cengage provides us with twenty databases. These include Academic OneFile, General OneFile, Opposing Viewpoints in Context and Science in Context and more

    

Oxford University Press Online