What does the Library catalogue search?
The Library catalogue allows you to use one search box to find and access the majority of library resources, including:
- All items physically located in the campus libraries (books, CDs, DVDs, sheet music, print journals etc.)
- Electronic books and journals
- Journal articles
- Conference proceedings and papers
- Online videos and DVDs
- Music (online and CDs)
- Music scores
- Theses; including Griffith University theses and dissertations
- Griffith Research Online
- Open access scholarly papers (most of these plus more are also available via Google Scholar)
If your search retrieves a large number of results, you can use the refinement options to find exactly what you need.
When should I use the Library database instead?
The Library catalogue will not find all the content available in the Library's databases! You may still need to search Library databases to find additional information and specialised content such as:
- Case law, legislation and legal commentaries
- Drug information
- Clinical information
- Company information and financials
- Newspaper articles and news broadcasts. Many of these news databases are in the catalogue, however, searching a relevant news database provides best results.
Context of your research topic is also important. Even when searching for journal articles a database specific to your topic may yield targeted results. Australian databases can also assist when searching for topics in an Australian context.
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