Finding information

La Trobe University Library La Trobe Library

Finding information

Achieve@Uni
La Trobe University Library La Trobe Library

Achieve@Uni
La Trobe University Library La Trobe Library

Finding information

Achieve@Uni

Search for scholarly books and journal articles

Library search is a great place to start for general research. You will see books, eBooks, journal articles, videos and more all in one place. (Duration: 1:22)

How to use Library Search

This video demonstrates some of the features of Library Search. You will see how to filter results after doing a search and access online resources and physical items. (Duration: 3:31)

Library databases

Library databases are comprehensive collections of material often related to a particular study area such as Business, Law or Health. La Trobe Library pays for many databases so you can access them for free. This video points out the advantages of using databases and explains where you can access them. (Duration: 2:01)

Google Scholar

Most of us use Google so Google Scholar is a familiar interface for searching. Not all results will be peer-reviewed but you can find results for all areas of research. This video explains the benefits of using Google Scholar instead of Google. (Duration: 1:36)

You can access items held at La Trobe University through Google Scholar. To do this select Settings > Library Links > add 'La Trobe University Library' > Save

There is information about Google search operators for advanced searching.

Still have questions? Talk to someone one-on-one in the Library