Searching for information
Searching beyond the Library
As your course progresses you will be expected to find and use a wide variety of sources and to research more independently. This will be especially important for your final-year project, or more advanced study.
Google Scholar is another good search tool for finding journal articles. If you are searching off-campus click "Settings" then "Library Links" to search for and add the University of Leeds. This will allow you to see which articles Leeds University Library subscribes to, and then get the whole article.
For research projects, you may need to undertake more detailed or comprehensive searches. Journal databases contain information about journal articles, and offer more advanced searching, as well as helping you discover information outside of Leeds University Library.
For more guidance:
- Access your subject journal databases.
- Watch our video demo of how to do a keyword search in an Ovid database. You can also View the video using Microsoft Stream (link opens in a new window, available for University members only).
- Watch our video demo of how to do a comprehensive search on an Ovid database using MeSH subject heading searching and keyword searching combined. You can also View the video using Microsoft Stream (link opens in a new window, available for University members only).