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Library catalogue

The Library Catalogue helps you find resources in the Library. It covers the majority of our collections, including books, e-books, full-text journal articles, databases and more.

You can also use it to save searches, place holds, view your library account and renew loans.

Subject guides

Library staff and lecturers have selected relevant quality resources in subject sites. These are great places to quickly find resources that are in your subject area, especially for new students. 

We update them regularly, so visit often. 

Business Design Education Health Hospitality

We're always keen to receive recommendations from students and staff, so if you know a good resource, let us know!

Finding items

You can search subscribed  and open access database content through the Library Catalogue or by searching a database directly

What's the difference?

Database direct search:

  • Use for applied, targeted research.
  • Better customisation of your search strategy,
  • Get more focused results

Find a complete list of our databases on our Databases A-Z page.

If you know which database you want to use, select it from the list below:

 

 

Library Catalogue search:

  • Good for quickly discovering if known article titles are available.
  • Search strategy function is limited,
  • Results are not as reliable.

Finding existing research and data

Discovering what research has been done in your subject area, is part of your literature review process.  Researchers publish their findings in journals or contribute articles,  data sets, theses and dissertations to research repositories, which are made available for reuse.

Most major universities, government agencies, and other research institutions have repositories. Here are a few aggregators, but you may find more.

Research Data Australia is the data discovery service of the Australian National Data Service (ANDS). 

Research Data Australia helps you find, access, and reuse data for research from over one hundred Australian research organisations, government agencies, and cultural institutions. 

The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) is an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). Supporting open access to scholarship in order to enhance the sharing of knowledge worldwide. Learn more.
OpenDOAR logo OpenDOAR maintains a comprehensive and authoritative list of institutional and subject-based repositories. It also encompasses archives supported by funding agencies like the National Institutes for Health in the USA or the Wellcome Trust in the UK and Europe. Search by subject area, or country of repository

DART-Europe e-Theses  is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses.

The DART-Europe partners help to provide researchers with a single discovery point of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs), and participate in advocacy to influence future European e-theses developments.

Trove is a free repository of Australian material, including almost a million Australian theses.  Detailed search instructions.

You can also extract metadata about them through the Trove API. You can use this metadata to analyse research trends in Australia, or create your own thesis discovery tool.
Search it in the box below:

BASE is one of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic open access web resources. BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library.
CORE (COnnecting REpositories) is to aggregate all open access research outputs from repositories and journals worldwide and make them available to the public. In this way CORE facilitates free unrestricted access to research for all.
Figshare is an online digital repository where researchers can preserve and share their research outputs, including figures, datasets, images, and videos. It is free to upload content and free to access, in adherence to the principle of open data. 
Electronic Theses Online Service (EThOS) aims to maximise the availability and visibility of UK doctoral theses via a single web interface. It does this by providing both high quality metadata and, where possible, access to the full text either by downloading a PDF directly from EThOS or by following a link to the institutional repository.

Find methods and methodologies

The library subscribes to a number of resources that contain information about methods, methodologies, materials and experimental procedures.

SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO)

SRMO is an online tool to assist in understanding methods. Over 1400 methods terms and a methods map to show relationships. Contains links to books, dictionaries, journal articles, handbooks and videos

Sample video content from SRMO:

Learning about research methods

"Victoria Edwards explains her experiences with research and advises students on how to get into the field. She used sand play, semi-structured interviews, and snowball sampling to explore the experience of nontraditional university students"

Ebooks

Web resources

Search the Library catalogue

To find information on research methods or methologies in the Library Catalogue:

  • search"research methodology" or "research method" for broad content
  • add a subject, e.g. "research methodology" AND education
  • search specific approaches or techiques
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