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Library databases are collections of reputable online resources; primarily online journals and newspapers but also e-books, images and videos. Some databases are subject specific (e.g. Education Research Complete) and some are multidisciplinary (e.g. ProQuest Central). The following list of databases, are useful for studies in the field of education.
Searching within selected domains is a useful way to limit your online searching to websites you trust. In Google, enter site:. and then the domain immediately after.
Link to an article with more information about searching within a domain and here are some NZ examples.
|.co.nz||commercial NZ websites including NZ news sites|
|.ac.nz||NZ educational websites|
|edu||Educational in (some) other countries|
|.govt.nz||NZ government websites|
|.gov||Government websites in (some) other countries|
|.org.nz||NZ organisation sites (e.g. nonprofit websites, advocacy group websites)|
Search multiple domains
Add as many domain searches as you like and enter OR in caps between each one. For example, this search would retrieve results with the word disinformation (or similar) from NZ organisation, government and company/corporation websites.
disinformation site:.org.nz OR site:.govt.nz OR site:.co.nz
These are just a tiny selection of the peer reviewed (aka scholarly, academic or refereed) education journals available to you online and many more are available from the database collections listed in the box on the left.
Not sure what 'peer reviewed' journals are? Check out this short video (2:32mins)