Google ScholarSearch tool that focuses on academic/scholarly materials available on the web. An excellent supplementary tool to use along with the established databases listed on this page.
On campus you will see links next to results that say: "Univ. of Stirling Links" these can help you check whether we have full text of articles, or paper copies in the Library.
Off campus, to view Stirling's links, use the Scholar Settings option to select Stirling. To do this: click this Google Scholar link, then choose the menu icon in the top left hand corner, then select Settings, choose Library Links, search for Stirling, select the Stirling University Library option. Click Save.
These are premier multi-disciplinary databases of research journal articles.
ScopusThe largest international abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources. Searches 45.5 million records from 5,000 different publishers covering many different subjects.
Web of Science Core CollectionProvides access to the Citation Indexes for: Science; Social Sciences; Arts & Humanities; Conference Proceedings and Books. Use for finding journal articles and conference papers. Databases can be searched simultaneously or select specific databases using the More Settings option.
It is important to critically analyse information before you use it in an essay, report or assignment. These websites suggest how to evaluate the quality of different types of information. For further assistance with this, please ask in the Library.