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
Reference books include encyclopaedias, handbooks, dictionaries, bibliographies and directories.
Use them to define terms, or to find topic overviews. Find more by searching the Library Collection.
The AccessPhysiotherapy database includes:
Scholarly journal articles contain highly focused and current research information. They provide:
The Library Collection is a useful starting point in searching for resources. You can learn to search the Library Collection by working through the following step-by-step tutorial.
Click the button below to start:
You can take advantage of the Advanced search to build up combinations of terms.
You will see your first concept displayed in Search History.
STEP 2: Repeat this step for other concepts.
STEP 3: In Search History, tick all your concepts (1) and combine them with AND (2).
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:
STEP 1: Above the search bar, select Change
STEP 2: in the pop-up window, select Emcare, then select Run Search.