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University of Newcastle Library guides

Enabling Pathways Library Guide: Finding articles by topic

Guide to assist Open Foundation, Newstep and Yapug students find information for assignments

Finding articles on a particular topic

Looking for articles on a particular topic? Watch the video below.

Type keywords into the Library Catalogue NewCat+ to find a selection of articles on a topic.


Having trouble accessing the full-text PDF of an article?

Watch our video on searching by the journal title to access article PDFs.


What about databases?

Library databases are online systems that organise scholarly research, including journal articles. Some databases cover many different subject areas, while others have a smaller focus. Not all databases provide the full-text of articles.

Our Subject Resource Guides will point you in the right direction for which database to choose.

Every journal database includes search hints and tips in the help menu - start there if you're not familiar with how to search the databases.

Download our help guide