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Informatics: Databases

Informatics

Key databases

Database search tips

Combine search terms using Boolean Operators
AND, OR and NOT:

AND -combine two or more keywords/terms

OR -connector to retrieve information in which any one of your keywords/terms appear
NOT -exclude certain information from your results

Most databases allow one to limit a search by years e.g. 2010-2015. Put the years in appropriate field on the search screen

Key databases

How to search journal articles in databases

  • Select a database to search from e.g. SA ePublications
  • Type keywords/search terms in the provided search boxes
  • Click on Search
  • Then choose a relevant article title from the list
  • Click on full text of the article to view