Journals are the primary medium for scholarly communication and account for a large percentage of university research output. They:
Journals are generally published on a regular basis (e.g. issues are released monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly etc.). They consist of a collection of articles, just as books consist of chapters. Journals are also called serials, magazines, and periodicals.
Remember to evaluate! Just as with books, there are different types of of journals. Not all journals are suitable for your assignments.
UniSA Library provides online access to hundreds of journals relating to nursing and midwifery.
Library databases are search tools (large indexes) that help you find evidence based literature in journal articles, conference papers, reports, book chapters and more. They can be discipline specific (such as CINAHL or MEDLINE), or multidisciplinary (such as Scopus).
Scholarly references are best found in databases.
Some key databases include:
Shows you how to search CINAHL. [Watch low quality version of video]
Shows how to apply your search in Scopus. [Watch low quality version of video]
Shows how to apply your search to Academic Search Premier (via EbscoHost) and Scopus. [Watch low quality version of video]
[Watch the low quality version of video]. Other videos in this series:
UniSA’s new ‘Talking Papers’ video series profiles our academics discussing their high-impact research in a manner that is easily understandable by non-discipline experts. The first release includes: