Bachelor of Information Technology: Databases & journals

Locating Information Technology literature

Search for journal articles and video content in the Information Technology databases as provided below. Many of these databases contain full-text journal articles (largely peer-reviewed or refereed), primary original research sources, and reference works. 

Searching for journal articles

You can find online journal articles in two ways.

Select the "Journal articles" button on the Library search box and enter your search terms.
Limit your search results to "Full Text".
You can further refine your search by publication date and if required, limit to peer-reviewed articles.
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You can also use databases to find journal articles.
Select your database from the alphabetical listing, or browse by subject to find a relevant database.
Enter your keywords and refine your search as required.
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If you are accessing online resources off-campus, you will need to enter your student number and library PIN when prompted.

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