Communication & Media Databases
There are over 180 different databases used at UNE, containing numerous journals titles, their articles and other publications. To use the databases, follow the steps below:
1) Go to the Library subject guide that best covers your subject area.
2) Select a database for your assignment question.
3) Enter your UNE username and password.
Summon is a good start for finding articles
This Summon search is limited to journal articles.
Google Scholar provides full-text for millions of academic articles, including many not in the Library's collection.
Search strategy tips for journal articles
Whenever you need to find journal articles, there are some tips to think about:
Tip 1. Ask yourself- what is your question about? Then choose a relevant (on topic) database.
Tip 2. Use your question to develop the search terms/ keywords you will use. Think about whether there are other search terms/ keywords that can be used that mean the same thing.
Tip 3. Are there any limits to think about, such as dates? Do you need journal articles only?
Tip 4. Most databases will have a basic search and an advanced search. For easy general searching, use the basic search. For controlled searching, try the advanced search.