Library databases are search tools for finding articles, papers, reports, book chapters and more. Databases can be discipline specific (such as SportDiscus), or multidisciplinary (such as Scopus). Many contain full text material, or the reference and abstract only. Scholarly references are best found in databases.
Some key databases to search:
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.
physiotherapy OR physical therapy
headache* OR migraine*
You can use EndNote, or RefWorks software to create a library of references and do your referencing in a Word document.
The Library Catalogue and most databases allow you to import references into EndNote or RefWorks.