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Library support for researchers

Finding scholarly resources

Our databases contain high-quality, scholarly literature for researchers. Use them to find peer-reviewed articles in your field and to identify gaps in the research.

Many databases provide additional functionality to enable you to:

You can book a research consultation to find out more.

To request books and articles not held by our Library, use document delivery.

Key research databases

Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar are three major sources of citation and bibliographic data.

They're a great place to start if you're conducting a review of scholarly literature on a topic, or a systematic literature review.

Need help using these important resources? We've made these short, self-paced tutorials to help you perfect your search:​​​

Finding open access resources

Installing one of the following browser plugins will allow you to automatically search for open access versions of articles, wherever you are.

  • EndNote Click (available in Chrome, Firefox and Opera) locates Open Access versions of publications where available, and if you select the University of Wollongong as your institution, it also links to full-text publications available through our Library subscriptions
  • Open Access Button (available in Chrome and Firefox) locates free, legal, full-text versions of publications where available
  • Unpaywall (available in Chrome and Firefox) locates Open Access versions of publications where available.

Subject guides

Our subject guides will help you find scholarly content relevant to your research. There are lists of databases for major subject areas in each discipline, and guides to help you find specific materials relevant to your research.