Articles take your research further.
The HE Library has a selection of newspapers and magazines near the printers. These are what those working in the area read to help their practice. Take a look to keep up-to-date with new developments in your subject area.
The best sources for primary research and scholarly debate are articles from academic journals and the best way to search them is online in library databases.
Yavapai College Ronald Williams Library
The journal and other databases Barnsley College subscribes to are available to search online via Athens. Our Subject pages can help you identify which databases are best for you. To make the most of these databases you need to:
- Use the right search terms
- Expand your results using truncation and wildcards
- Know how to set limits to improve your results
- Understand how to link search terms together to expand or focus your search (often using Boolean links)
University of Sydney Vanessa Garofola
What are ‘boolean links’and ‘wildcards’? More information on how to search effectively online is available from the links below:
- How to Improve your Search Terms (Brock Library)
- Boolean Machine (Rockwell Schrock)
- Database search tips (MIT)
- Turning your research question into a search strategy (Leeds University)
- Literature Reviews & Search Strategies (USC Library)
- How to undertake a literature search and review for dissertations and final year students (De Montfort University)
Williams, K. (2013) Planning your dissertation. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. pp39-54. Shelf number: 808.066 WIL
Rumsey, S. (2008) How to find information: a guide for researchers (2nd ed.) Maidenhead: Palgrave Macmillan. pp49-78. Shelf number: 001.42 RUM
Or you may like to try using Google Scholar. It searches like Google, but only includes academic sites, such as journal publishers, universities, government sites. Not all this high quality information is free. Use ‘Settings’ to select Library links: