Information Management: Find articles and papers

Some key multidisciplinary databases

Multidisciplinary databases can also be useful for finding relevant information.

Find more databases to search in by browsing the database subject list, or looking at the multidisciplinary database list.

Need to find scholarly works?

It is important to evaluate the articles/papers you find to make sure they are of a high quality. Sometimes you will be asked to use peer reviewed journal articles. See the following video and brief "How to" guide for help.

Find articles, papers and other publications by searching:

Dia, 'Binoculars', CC Licence: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 (, Image Source: flickr ( Library catalogue - the Library's search tool. Find information on any topic from journals, conferences, books and more.

Library databases -  search tools that index literature such as articles, papers, reports, books chapters and more. Find full text material, or the reference and abstract only.

Is the article peer reviewed? See the guide How to find peer reviewed journal articles (2 p.)

Search tips

Make a list of key concepts that relate to your topic - academic library / ebooks

Think of any related concepts to your topic university library / electronic books / digital information

Combine these keywords using the search connectors OR, AND

Use this symbol * to find word variations e.g. librar* find library, libraries, librarian...

Use double quotes for phrases "digital information"

For more help try some of the short Library guides below: