Use Library databases to search for journal articles, book chapters and reports.
Databases are online collections of resources that you can search to find information. Some databases cover a particular subject area and some cover a range of disciplines. Most library databases require a unikey login.
When searching databases think of synonyms, broader, narrower and related terms for the concepts you are searching. Use the features in the systems to refine your search (such as limiting by peer review or date), making the results more relevant.
BOOLEAN OPERATORS are used in database searching:
AND narrows your search, use AND to combine different concepts
OR broadens your search, use OR to combine synonyms or related terms
An academic dissertation or thesis is a large research paper written by students in order to complete their master's or doctoral degrees (PhD).