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

Find journal articles

Find academic articles

Academic articles are published in academic journals. They are usually more up-to-date than published books.

Peer-reviewed means that articles have been reviewed by ‘peers’ (other researchers working in the area) of the authors.

Ask a Librarian if you need help confirming peer-review on a particular article or journal, or if you are unsure what type of article you are looking at.

Video:Types of articles and where to find them (3:30s)

Where to search

Library Search searches multiple library databases simultaneously. It covers most of AUT Library’s journals.

  • Enter your topic keywords or the title of the article in the search box on the AUT Library website
  • In the ‘Articles & more’ section, select ‘See all results’
  • Check the ‘Peer reviewed’ box under ‘Refine results’ to limit to peer-reviewed articles

Finding articles using Library Search (2:26s)


Multidisciplinary databases, such as Scopus or Taylor & Francis Online, cover a wide range of subjects.

Subject-specific databases, such as ERIC or PubMed, are collections of academic journal articles that concentrate on a specific subject area.

Many Library databases also offer ways to limit your search, so you can find:

  • Scholarly (peer reviewed) journals
  • Articles from a particular date range
  • Articles tagged with relevant subject headings
  • Highly cited articles

AUT Google Scholar gives you access to articles published in scholarly journals.

AUT articlelinker will connect you to full-text articles available through the Library.

Plan your search:

  • Break down your search topic into key ideas
  • Identify key words and phrases to describe those ideas
  • Combine the words and phrases in a search
  • Refine your search, if necessary, to narrow (focus) or broaden your results

Search strategies:

  • “quotation marks” to search words together as a phrase
  • AND to join concepts
  • OR to search alternative keywords (synonyms)
  • A truncation symbol (often an asterix *) to help you search variants of a keyword. (Note that you cannot use truncation in Google or Google Scholar.)

Example topic: Sustainable tourism in developing countries

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

Example in Library Search:  Articles & more – Advanced Search

Example Library Search

Video: Using Keywords (2:18s)

Your Liaison Librarian can help you search databases effectively. You can also book in for a Library workshop on using Library databases.

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

If you have discovered the article by searching in Library Search, click on ‘Check for other full text’ in the ‘Availability’ box. Search again and request from another Library.

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.