Similar to the Library Catalogue, you can use databases to search for a range of online materials. These include full text journal articles, book chapters and papers.
Make a list of key concepts that relate to your topic. Combine these keywords using the search connectors OR, AND
Use this truncation symbol * to find word variations e.g. build* finds build, builds, builder, building...
Use double quotes for phrases "sustainable development"
Search example: sustain* OR green
construction OR build*
For more help try some of the short Library guides below:
The 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.
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.