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Academic Skills: Research Guide: Research Resources

Resources to help with academic research, including databases, Google Scholar, how-to guides and discipline-specific resources.


Members of the National Library of Australia [NLA] or the State Library of Victoria [SLV] or Brimbank public libraries have access to eresources that are not available through Google or other free search engines. These resources include eBooks, magazines, newspaper, and reference databases. Much of the information in the eresources is not available elsewhere on the web. 

To become a member of the NLA, click here.

To become a member of the SLV, click here

To become a member of Brimbank Public Libraries, click here

Email Library Staff if you need any helping with setting up access to the databases.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Google Scholar lets you search across a broad range of scholarly literature including journal articles, books, conference papers, theses and abstracts. The site’s content is sourced from academic publishers, professional societies, university websites and other online repositories.

General Reference Resources

The Library is open 8.00 to 4.00 Mon-Thurs, 8.00 to 3.30 Fri. We also have a selection of games available to play during recess and lunch. Only games from the Library are to be played.