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ENGR9742 Standards, Ethics and Compliance assessment help

In order to find the peer reviewed journal articles, reports and regulations/standards that you will refer to for your case study, you'll need to search the Library databases. Searching starts with key concepts and terms - the terms you use to search the databases determine the kind of literature you will find.

Watch the two videos below to give you an idea of how to go about choosing search terms.



To the left of this guide is the word Articles. Click on that to find a list of the databases recommended for Engineering topics. Below are some tips on which ones to choose (you'll have to go into the Articles page to click on and get into the database itself).


Although all of the material you find through the Library databases is scholarly, not all of it is peer reviewed.

Findit@Flinders will tell you if an article you've found is peer reviewed straight away. The video below shows how to use Findit@Flinders for this.

If you've found an article in another database (e.g. Scopus, Google Scholar etc) and you can't tell whether it is peer reviewed, you can use a database called Ulrichsweb to check.

Say you have found the article below and want to check if it is peer reviewed or not:

Resnik, D., & Tinkle, S. (2007). Ethics in nanomedicine. Nanomedicine (London, England), 2(3), 345-50.
  1. 1. Go to Ulrichsweb
  3. 2. Type the name of the journal (not the article) into the search box. For the article above, the journal is Nanomedicine.
  5. 3. Look at the results. If the journal is peer reviewed, it will have a picture of a referee's jumper next to it (because peer reviewed journals are also known as refereed journals). As you can see from the picture below, the journal Nanomedicine does have a picture of a Referee's jumper next to it, so we can be sure the article cited above is peer reviewed.
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