The Library Catalogue
The Library Catalogue is a good starting point for finding journal articles. It allows you to search simultaneously across many of the Library's databases. If you cannot find what you need then try searching a database.
...or try one of these multidisciplinary databases, which include education and related topics as some of the many subjects they cover. Here are some good ones:
The following Education and Indigenous Studies online databases have been produced by the ACER's Cunningham Library. These are all free resources.
Before you search analyse your research question. Consider:
Find different word endings or spellings in databases by using:
Combine your keywords, using the connectors OR / AND, when searching.
What is a peer reviewed/refereed article?
This type of article has been evaluated and recommended for publication by one or more experts in the field. These reviewers consider factors such as:
Why should I use peer reviewed journal articles?
At university you are expected to use reputable sources. Peer review is an accepted measure of quality. Depending on your discipline and assignment, you may be required to use only peer reviewed articles.
How do I find peer reviewed journal articles?
There are a number of ways to do this:
The Library Catalogue and most databases allow you to save your references, and also export them into EndNote or RefWorks. Look at the Help feature within databases for more information.
Need help with referencing?
Look at the Referencing webiste for Referencing Styles, Workship and Forum.
This list of Education electronic journal titles is a guide to the variety of journals available and is not comprehensive.
Most of the Library's journal articles are accessed electronically through databases with education content.