Ovid Medline covers medicine, nursing, allied health and pre-clinical sciences.
Scopus medicine, social science, science and technology.
EMBASE complements Medline with greater
coverage of European & pharmacological literature.
Cochrane library includes controlled trials, systematic reviews and economic evaluations. Access is free for all Australian residents.
Informit is a suite of databases with an Australasian focus. Includes health, education, law, indigenous and social sciences.
CINAHL plus covers nursing & allied health.
PsycINFO covers psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences.
These databases offer citation searching. How does it work?
The multidiciplinary coverage of these databases is another advantage.
Academic journals report the ongoing research and debate in an academic discipline.
To understand more about what is included within the different sections of an academic article, see this interactive tutorial Anatomy of a Scholarly Article created by NCSU Libraries.
Peer reviewed (or refereed) journals contain articles that have been reviewed by discipline experts who make recommendations on their suitability for publication.
To learn more click on the quick tutorial below.
To check if a specific journal is peer reviewed, see Ulrichsweb.com
Examples of peer reviewed journals include:
In academic writing you are required to acknowledge the sources from which you draw your information. The Library has an online tutorial to help you learn the principles of citing and referencing.
In years one and two of your Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging course, you will be asked to reference using a modified Harvard style. See this page for more information.
See below for downloadable Word version:
By setting up an email Alert for key journals you will receive an email that contains a list of all the articles in each new issue of that publication.
The easiest way to set up an Alert is to find the journal title in Search (limit to Journals), then look for an “Alert” option on the journal home page. Alternatively, use databases such as Current Contents.
For some information on saved searches and alerts see the document below: