Use Library Search to find library books, eBooks, journal articles, databases, newspapers and audio-visual materials.
Use Subject Guides for links to databases and other sources of information relevant to your subject area.
Use Google Scholar to find a broad range of scholarly literature. Note: Google Scholar does not vet the quality of journals it indexes. Also, not all information on Google Scholar is free.
Use Google Scholar to find a broad range of scholarly literature, including:
Google Scholar does not filter out low-quality publications such as predatory journals. Predatory journals charge authors fees to publish without peer-reviewing or editing articles and therefore are of very low quality.
How to make sure it's a credible journal?
1. Search for the journal title in Ulrich's Periodical Directory.
2. Look for an umpire jacket icon - this indicates a peer-reviewed journal.
You can link Google Scholar with Charles Darwin University Library, so when you search in Google Scholar you will be able to access full-text articles (if available) via CDU Library.
If you are off campus you will need to ensure your Google Scholar settings are linked to CDU Library.
To do this:
1. Go to Google Scholar and select Settings (click on the three horizontal bars at the top left of the screen).
2. Click on Library Links and in the search box enter: Charles Darwin University.
3. Tick the box next to Charles Darwin University.
4. Click on save.
Once you have applied these settings, a Fulltext@CDU link will appear to the right of some of your results, indicating that these articles are available via CDU Library. To access the article, right mouse click over the Fulltext@CDU link and choose the option to open in a new tab.
Try a Google Advanced Search. In Advanced mode, you can narrow your search by keywords in the title, domain or file type (e.g. a pdf document).
You can also access Advanced Search by clicking on Settings and choosing Advanced search.