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Higher Education: Journals & Databases

Looking for Articles on your Topic?

The quickest way to find articles on a specific topic is by searching a relevant database. 

The library subscribes to hundreds of databases, but I recommend the ones listed below

Some provide only citations for articles, so look for the Article Link button, or try one of the methods described in the column on the right to access a copy.

   Article Link


For a guide to building a search strategy in researching higher education click here.

Article databases

Search across these indexes to locate journal articles

Request a FREE Copy through 'Get It" Interloan Service

If you have tried all of the above methods, and the article you need is not available here, you can request a free copy through our Document Delivery service:

Find an Article using Google Scholar

You can use Google Scholar to find an article from a citation:
  • Try searching Google Scholar for the "Title of the Article" (usually within quotation marks)
  • Follow the Otago Article Linker links in your results list
  • Follow the Article links to go directly to a copy of the article.

Off-Campus? Access Google Scholar via this link:

Newspaper Databases

Search these newspaper databases with your keywords to find international news articles.