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Journals and articles: Journals & articles

Journals & articles

MIT Library has access to collections of electronic journals through subscription databases  Journals available in electronic format  can be accessed by MIT students and staff online 24/7 via the Library websitte.

To access the online subscription resources MIT Library uses  EZProxy, which authenticates users  To log in to EZProxy, use your MIT username and password.

There are various methods to find articles for your research, using search terms in Discovery or a specific relevant database.

Glossary of terms

Article: a written work presented in a print or electronic journal to publish news, research results, academic analysis, or opinion.

Database: a website that provides access to collections of information including journals and articles, usually on a subscription basis.

Journal: a publication that that is produced on a regular schedule. Academic or scholarlyj ournals are usually focused on a specific field or discipline, and are usually have peer reviewed articles  by experts in that field..

Open access: resource that is freely available. There are several different standards and levels and should be reviewed critically for authority and relevance.

Peer Review: a process using referees (who are experts in the field) who check the content before publication

Search MIT Library

Looking for a Journal? Search MIT Libray Discovery journal titles here: 


Search Journal databases

MIT Library subsctiption databases. Use your MIT iD and password to access

Open Access Databases

Some websites that host freely available and open access articles are listed 
MIT Library provides these links but has no control or ownership over the contents on the linked websites. 

Search tools

Google Scholar

Google Scholar searches for scholarly articles.

You can set up Google Scholar so that it brings up the full text articles for items that MIT has available via their subscription services. 

Set up Google Scholar to search MIT 

Use the steps below to recognise search results with full-text available at MIT

  • Go to Google Scholar
  • Sign in with your Google Account
  • Select the hamburger menu icon .

  • Select Settings 
  • Select Library Links
  • Enter Melbourne Institute of Technology
  • SAVE
  • Search for scholarly articles available via MIT


Finding information with Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a really useful tool when you know how to use it.

Google tutorials

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