Why should I use an individual database instead of doing all my searches on Discover@AIT?
Discover@AIT allows you to search for a range of sources we have available on any given topic but once you start to research a topic in more depth you will want more flexibility to save your results and keep up to date with new publications.
Most databases allow you to save searches and set up saved search alerts that send you any new items that matches your search. This is one of the advantages of using the database directly rather than always using Discover@AIT.
Procedures for subscribing to email or RSS alerts vary for different databases. Check with your Subject Librarian.
Journals are basically Academic magazines.
The following list provides some basic explanations of the types of resources you are likely to be required to use in your assessments:
In Ireland and the UK, thesis usually means an unpublished work submitted for a doctoral degree (Ph.D) while a dissertation is a work produced at undergraduate or masters' level. Terminology is different in other countries.