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.
Is the article peer reviewed? See the guide How to find peer reviewed journal articles (2 p.)
Start by searching some of the following:
Journal articles: present current research; provide highly focused information and may be required for some assignments.
If you know the name of a journal, enter it in the Library Catalogue and select the Title option.
Make a list of key concepts that relate to your topic
Combine these keywords using the search connectors OR, AND
Use this symbol * to find word variations e.g. war* find war, wars, warring, warfare...
Search example: surveillance OR reconnaissance
For more help try some of the short Library guides below:
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.