Decide which information source to use
You will need to use various search tools according to the type of document you are searching. Here you will find some guidance to find you way out.
Go to the Library subject page to see the most appropriate information sources listed for your subject area. You may need to explore more than one subject page if your topic is multi-disciplinary.
The most effective way to search for journal articles on a topic is to use a database, such as Medline, Web of Science, ProQuest or Scopus.
Our chart Finding the search tool that fits your research needs can help you select an information source according to what specific document type you are looking for.
Databases bring together a large number of research articles, often concentrating on a particular subject area. Databases help you find peer-reviewed academic articles from all over the world, from many different publishers, over a long time period.
The Find articles webpage gives an overview of many common information sources.
You may find it useful to make a list of which information sources you want to search to find information for your research.
Need Help? Contact your librarian.