Journals are the primary medium for scholarly communication.
They account for a large percentage of university research output and:
Journals contain and are generally published on a regular basis (e.g. issues are released monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly etc.). They can be found via
Remember to evaluate! Just as with books, there are different types of of journals. Not all journals are suitable for your assignments.
Some anatomy and physiology journals
Some Australian health journals:
BrowZine™ allows you to easily access and browse journals available online via UniSA. Access via Catalogue > Journals
LibKey Nomad™ is a Google Chrome Extension that makes it easy to access journal articles anywhere on the internet.
|For instructions on how to install BrowZine and LibKey, visit Library News|
My Bookshelf is the place where you can organise your favorite journals and stay up to date in your field! You may rename and organise your "shelves" and "bookcases" however you'd like! This configuration will automatically sync to your other devices when you use the same login.
See the video below to learn how to add a journal to My bookshelf (11 mins)
The BrowZine Account is the system used to provide personalization features throughout the BrowZine ecosystem. Having a BrowZine Account is required for using My Bookshelf on all devices as it is used to tie together your different devices so you only need to configure My Bookshelf on one device and the configuration will sync seamlessly between them.
In most cases, you can use any email you would like! For libraries using the BrowZine Pairing Service, you may be restricted to using only your university/company email address. BrowZine will alert you to this fact if you try to use another email at one of these accounts automatically.
No, you do not have to have an account to use BrowZine. You can still browse the shelves, look up titles, read tables of contents, and download articles. However, in order to use the personalization feature of My Bookshelf and My Articles, a BrowZine account is required so that we can synchronize and back-up your data across all devices and ensure that we keep your device accurately updated.
Some key databases to search:
Before you search analyse your research question. Consider:
Find different word endings or spellings in databases by using:
Combine your keywords, using the connectors OR / AND, when searching.
breast cancer* OR breast neoplasm* OR breast tumo?r*
mass screening* OR screening program*
Library databases are search tools for finding articles, papers, reports, book chapters and more. Search by topic, author, or in a specific publication. Scholarly references are best found in databases.
Databases can be discipline specific (SportDiscus), or multidisciplinary (such as Scopus). Many contain full text material, or the reference and abstract only.