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Searching for information

Selecting databases to search

Bond University Library provides access to full-text articles from over 22000 journals in hundreds of databases.

Find a database by subject:
Find a database by name

To find a specific journal. use the Journal Search in Library Search.

The quickest way to search for journal articles is to use Library Search (also available from the search box on the library homepage).

Library Search indexes most of our databases simultaneously, but it does miss some key databases (PubMed/Medline, PsycInfo, legal databases etc.) so it should be used in conjunction with other databases. This video will show you how to search Library Search:

Developing your search strategy

Tools for citation searching

When you find a key paper in your field of research you should look at its reference list for other relevant papers. You can also search for papers that have cited the key paper. There are 3 main sources of citation data that can be used for this purpose.

Searching the literature