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Research Help for International Students: Articles - topic search

Guide to assist international 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.

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 help you choose the right database.

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.

Want more information on Library databases? Watch this video produced by RMIT University:
What's a library database?


Need more help finding journal articles?

Have a look at our Finding journal articles using NewCat+ guide.

Some guides to help you search databases are available on the right of the screen.

Database guides

EBSCO Megafile Ultimate
Social sciences, business, health, education, sciences & humanities.

ProQuest
Nursing & allied health, education, & social Sciences.

ScienceDirect
Life, medical, technical, social & physical sciences.