Check the Quality of your BREAD!
BREAD stands for:
Consider each of these issues when searching for articles to find the best available material.
Bedford, D. (2018) Nurses must consider which information to use and trust. Available at: https://www.nursingtimes.net/opinion/nurses-must-consider-which-information-to-use-and-trust-13-09-2018/
Here are some ideas on what makes a good keyword:
Think about who the population/ sample group. Are you looking for a particular age group, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, health issue etc.
It is important to remember that databases will only ever search for the exact term you put in, so don't panic if you are not getting the results you hoped for. Think about alternative words that could be used for each keyword to build upon your search.
The library have several databases of journal articles available for you to search to find the right information for your academic work. The advantage of using a database over searching on the internet is that you are only searching academic information like journal articles.
To access any of our databases, please login to the portal and go to the Online databases and academic journals link in the Search the Library portlet
The best databases for psychology and counselling topics are:
Other databases that would be useful are:
Grey literature is the name given to any material which is published outside of the commercial/academic circle. It includes reports, guidelines, conference proceedings etc.
Places to find grey literature: