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Use AUT articlelinker to find fulltext articles available through the library.

Find journal articles

Scholarly and peer reviewed articles

Many but not all articles from scholarly journals are peer-reviewed. Peer-reviewed means that articles have been reviewed by 'peers' (or researchers in the same area as) the author(s).

  • Search for an article in Library Search. In the results, select "Peer Reviewed" under 'Refine by' to show only peer-reviewed articles.
  • Ask a Librarian if you need help confirming peer-review on a particular article or journal.

Where to search

Search AUT Google Scholar for articles published in scholarly journals along with other scholarly sources. AUT articlelinker will connect you to full text articles available through the Library.

Library Search can be set to search only for resources available through AUT Library.

Use the Catalogue to search for ejournal titles and navigate to online articles by year, volume and issue number.

For article databases specific to your subject area, look for Information on your subject. Subject-specific databases and multi-disciplinary databases have special tools to help you find articles on your topic. Some subject-specific databases provide a tick box to see only "Scholarly journals" or "Academic journals".

Examples of where to search

Where to search

An effective search involves:

  • Breaking down your search topic into key ideas
  • Identifying key words and phrases to describe those ideas
  • Combining the words and phrases together in a search
  • Refining your search, if necessary, to narrow (focus) or broaden your results

Most search systems use:

  • “speech marks” to search words together as a phrase
  • AND to join concepts
  • OR to search alternative key words (synonyms)
  • A truncation symbol (often an asterix *) to help you search variants of a key word

Example topic: Sustainable tourism in developing countries

sustainab* AND (touris* OR travel) AND "developing countries"

Example search in Library Search

Example Library Search

Example search in Google Scholar

Example Search in Google Scholar

Many Library databases also offer:

  • Limits such as date published or scholarly sources only to help you narrow your search
  • Lists of subject headings to help ensure you find everything available on your topic

Video: Your topic and keywords (2:01)

If AUT Library doesn't have an article you need, it is likely to be available through our networks of other libraries worldwide.

If you have discovered the article by searching in Library Search, click on the ArticleReach button above the Library Search search box. Search again and request from another Library.

Otherwise you can go straight to ArticleReach.

If you still haven't found what you need please login to the Interloan service with your AUT username and password. For more help with journal title abbreviations, contact your Liaison Librarian.