Don't rely on Google or even Google Scholar! Findit@Bham is a great place to start looking for good quality journal articles but you will find out about an even bigger range of journals and articles if you use bibliographic databases.
It is to remember that whenever you are accessing ejournals you need use the link at the top right of FindIt@Bham to enter your University username and password to ensure that you get full access to all the resources. This proves to the suppliers of these resources that you are entitled to use them.
Journals are also known as periodicals. They are an important resource because they are:
Use bibliographic databases to search for a topic of interest. Bibliographic databases will provide a list of relevant journal articles and sometimes also books, reports, working papers and conference proceedings.
Some of the databases will provide you with direct full-text access to the articles. Some will provide an index and abstract (a short summary) of the article, in which case use the 'FindIt@Bham' button to check if there is full text available.
Whenever you are accessing online journals and databases you need use the Sign in link at the top right of the screen to enter your University username and password. This will ensure that you get full access to all the resources.
Resources found on FindIt@Bham that are relevant to the International Development Department include: