The Monash Library has both print and electronic online books
Reference works include dictionaries, encyclopedias and handbooks, and are
useful guides for:
Monash has a collection of both print and online reference works.
When researchers want to make the findings of their work public, they may publish them in scholarly/academic journals.
Most journal titles have now been digitised and are available in full-text online
See here for more information on how to find individual journal titles in the Monash collection.
Searching individual journal titles will only find journal articles that have been published within those selected titles.
In order to make your search more efficient and to search across a large number of journals in your field of research in one search box, it is better to search within relevant library Database collections.
A selection of relevant Database collections for Social Work research.
See here for a complete list
Not sure if your journal article is academic or peer reviewed? View this short video:
Grey Literature is "information produced on all levels of government, academics, business and industry in electronic and print formats not controlled by commercial publishing i.e. where publishing is not the primary activity of the producing body."
(GreyNet: Grey Literature Network Service, http://www.greynet.org/)
Search tip: use Google to search across multiple Australian, state, territory and local government website pages by including site:gov.au (or site:vic.gov.au to limit to Victorian bodies) in your search e.g.
Archived government websites
Find material that is no longer available via current Australian government websites or simple web searches. This can be a good way to access policy documents from previous governments.
'Australian Government Web Archive (AGWA) is a web archiving initiative of the National Library of Australia...a collection of Commonwealth Government websites.' - Home. Collection began in June 2011 however some older material may be available.
Search across a selection of archived Australian websites.
A 'clearinghouse' is an organisation that provides research, data and other information relating to a particular issues in order to raise awareness and facilitate discussion. This information can support a range of people and organisations including activists, service providers, researchers and government agencies.