Thursday, 15 March 2018

Getting the best resources for your first assignment

Your lecturer asks you to find journal articles for your first assignment. What does that even mean? Where do you start looking? Watch this video. *Warning: contains cute cats.

If you need to find scholarly articles for your assignment, you'll need to search a database. As an RMIT student you have free access to a vast number of databasesDatabases help you to find high quality, up-to-date journal articles (and more) that have been published by respected publishers. This video contains the ins and outs of databases but no cats. :-(

So where should I start?
The best place to start is your subject guide. Specially designed for your subject area these guides point you to the best resources for your studies, including which databases to search for quality journal articles
You can also search for electronic resources at the Databases A-Z where you'll find shortcuts to our most frequently used databases (like ProQuest, Emerald or You'll be able to search for e-journals, e-books, newspapers, videos, images and more.
You have access to a vast range of free e-resources, which you can access anywhere, anytime. Jump in and explore!