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This page contains information directly relevant to MM221 Trimester 1 2017 Human Resource Management.
Some examples of search strategies in key databases are included, plus various tips.
Make this a starting point.
UNE Library resources links
Is my journal article from a peer reviewed journal?
What is peer review?
If a journal is peer reviewed (scholarly or refereed), its contents are reviewed and selected by a panel of experts. If the article meets strict guidelines, it may be accepted for publication. Peer reviewed journals hold more credibility and weight in academic circles than material taken from popular magazines.
We have a database which tells us if a specific journal is peer reviewed. It is called Ulrichsweb.
Freyens, B. P. (2010). Managing skill shortages in the australian public sector: Issues and perspectives. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 48(3), 262-286.
Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources is the TITLE of the journal.
When you search for these journals in Ulrichsweb you will find the icon indicating the journal is refereed (this symbol is actually a referee's jumper!).
Wikipedia should be used with caution. Make use of the references and links at the end of the article.
Avoid citing Wikipedia in your essay: make it a starting point to gain an understanding of your topic.
Carefully read the Assignment details in your Moodle unit or homework question.
Analyse the topic and brainstorm relevant keywords to use in your search. Search tips:
- Think about whether to search using quotation marks for a phrase (for example, "human resource management") or without. Using quotation marks will bring back much smaller number of results, but possibly more relevant.
- In many databases you can also use * (shift 8) to return various word endings, for example: Austral* returns Australia, Australian, Australians, etc.
- Note down other relevant keywords as you conduct your searches and use these alternative terms in further searches.
- Don't be afraid to vary your keywords and search strategies to return other various results.
Next step: think about the types of resources which may lead to information on this topic (e.g. newspapers, encyclopedias, books, journal articles, etc.) and where to find these resources (Library Search, databases, etc.).
ProQuest Business includes academic and non-academic content focusing on business and finance.
UNE students can access ProQuest Business through the Journals & Databases tab in this subject guide, the ProQuest Buiness box to the left, and even through the Library's A-Z List of Databases. You will need your UNE Username and password.
- When you access ProQuest Business, you will open the Basic search page. Use this Basic search for a quick keyword search.
- For more controlled searching, click on 'Advanced search'.
- From your topic list the keywords that you could use, for example if looking for journal articles on job analysis, you might search: "job analysis" AND (human resource management) AND Australia* (where " " will return a word phrase, and * will return word variations, for example, Australian, Australians).
- ProQuest Business has the option of returning peer-reviewed articles, if you wish. To search for peer-reviewed articles, make sure the 'peer reviewed' and the 'scholarly journals' options are ticked.
- Click search.
- ProQuest Business will return various results that match the keywords: many will not be relevant, but some may be.
- To vary your search, click on 'modify search' to go back to the 'advanced search' page.
- Click on the 'Full text' link where available. If the Full text is not available, try the UNE Find It icon.
Data & Reports
- You can also use the 'Data & Reports' tab to search for company information.
ProQuest also includes newspapers and newswires
- To access the Newspaper databases, click on the 'ProQuest' banner/title. Now click on the 'News & Newspapers' icon. This will now search the relevant databases in ProQuest. Click on the 'advanced search' and enter your keywords.
DatAnalysis Premium (Morningstar)
DatAnalysis Premium provides information on companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
UNE students can access DatAnalysis through the Journals & Databases tab in this subject guide, theDatAnalysis box to the left, and even through the Library's A-Z List of Databases. You will need your UNE Username and password.
- When you access DatAnalysis, you will open the Home page with a basic search in the top right corner. Use this basic search for a quick keyword search, e.g. QANTAS.
- Click search. If there is more than one result, DatAnalysis will take you to a hits page. Click on the relevant title. If there is only one result, DatAnalysis will take you to that company information. Use the options in the left-hand column, or click on 'Company summary' or 'Full report' for more details.
- DatAnalysis has multiple search options, including an 'advanced search'. To access, go to 'Search tool' tab, and click on 'Advanced Search'.
EBSCO databases offer selected full-text of over 12,000 peer-reviewed journals, 1,260 country economic reports, 4,347 trade publications, 1,383 newspaper and newswires, and much more...
UNE students can access EBSCO through the Journals & Databases tab in this subject guide, the EBSCO box to the left, and even through the Library's A-Z List of Databases. You will need your UNE Username and password.
- When you access EBSCO, you will open the Advanced search page. Enter your keywords, and note that there are possibly relevant options, for example, a date range.
- Click search.
- A search results page will now appear. Note that you can use the left-hand column to refine your results further, for example, under 'Source Types' you can select 'News' if relevant. Another option available is to go to 'Limit to' and select 'Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals'.
- You can also use the 'Company Information' tab at the top of the page to search for company information.