Academic Journals publish original research and commentary on recent developments in specific disciplines. Issues are published regularly, in a similar way to magazines.
You may need to consider several options for finding journal articles. The best options will depend on the topic:
1. Search ECU Worldsearch and limit to journal article, peer reviewed.
2. Keyword search within a particular journal. e.g. Australian and New Zealand journal of public health
3. Search the subject databases. e.g. MEDLINE
Peer reviewed or refereed refer to the process of peer review applied to journal articles as part of the evaluation and selection process prior to publishing, whereby other scholars (peers) in the author's field or specialty critically assess a draft of the article, to ensure that it meets the required standards.
To check whether a journal is peer reviewed you can choose one of the following options:
1. Use the limit option "peer reviewed" in ECU Worldsearch.
2. Check the journal website. This information is normally included in "about the journal".
3. Check the journal title in Ulrichsweb: global serials directory database.
1. Find Synonyms (alternative keywords):
2. Use Truncation (putting * at the end of a word stem):
4. AND (joins concepts and narrows the search)
5. "...." (inverted commas) use for a phrase
Edith Cowan University acknowledges and respects the Noongar people, who are
the traditional custodians of the land upon which its campuses stand and its programs
In particular ECU pays its respects to the Elders, past and present, of the Noongar people, and embrace their culture, wisdom and knowledge.