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Teach yourself: Database searching - the basics

Teach yourself with our online tutorials.

Library databases are search engines used to find relevant, up-to-date academic resources; including books, ebooks and journal articles. Some databases cover many subject areas (multidisciplinary), whilst other focus on specific disciplines (e.g. law, medicine, engineering.)

These self-paced tutorials will help you practice searching library databases more effectively.

Tutorials

How to find a reference from your reading list?
How do I use a database to get the most relevant results?

The tips in these interactive tutorials can be used to search most databases.

Library database - video tutorials

Informit is useful for finding Australian content in most topic areas. 

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