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OUA students' guide: Searching the library databases

This guide has been developed for Open Universities Australia students studying at Curtin University.

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Searching for your assignment topic

Complete the START Searching for your assignment tutorial to learn how to create an effective search strategy for the library databases:

Watch this video to see how to search a library database to find articles and other resources on your topic:

Selecting a database

The Databases A-Z page lists all the databases the Library subscribes to. Click the All subjects drop down menu and select your area of study to see a list of subject specific databases:

LibGuides (library guides) are available to assist you with finding and accessing relevant databases for your subject area:

Search tip!

If the full text of an article isn't available in the database you are searching, click the Find-it link to see if it is available in another database.