Academic or scholarly books are written or edited by people with subject expertise. Books provide:
It is important to evaluate books you find, this guide from QUT will help you to evaluate:
If you know the book title and author surnames, you can also search the title using double quotation marks and include the author's surname to narrow your results:
e.g. "An Introduction to Language" AND Fromkin
Notice AND is capitalised and used to separate the author name and the title.
If there is a book available, you will see the option to Online access or borrow a print version.
You can also search with keywords, for example, "speech therapy" AND teenager*
Narrow your results further by using the filters on the left-hand side menu. Go to Resource Type > Books, then Show Only > Full Text Online
Scholarly journal articles contain highly focused and current research information. They provide:
Emcare uses the same Ovid search interface and you can search the same way as you search for MEDLINE.
If you already have a search strategy in MEDLINE, you can simply switch the database to Emcare or PsycInfo:
STEP 1: Above the search bar, select Change
STEP 2: in the pop-up window, select Emcare or PsycInfo, then select Run Search.
You can take advantage of the Advanced search to build up combinations of terms by:
STEP 2: Repeat this step for other concepts
STEP 3: In Search History, tick all your concepts and combine them with AND.