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See a selected list of books on disaster resilience on the right of this page.
Use Search to look for print and electronic books.
The Ebooks library guide has all you need to know about accessing and using ebooks available at Monash University.
Postgraduates and Staff can utilise the library's Document Delivery service to request items that are not available in the Monash University Library collection.
The Theses Library Guide has information on searching for and accessing Monash, Australian, and international theses.
A selection of journals available via the Library:
Quartile 1 titles (2015)
Quartile 2 titles (2015)
To learn more about peer review see the quick tutorial below.
Newspaper article databases:
Systematic review databases:
To search databases effectively you must first formulate a search strategy. See the database search strategy online tutorial for a guide to this process.
Google Scholar uses the Google search engine to search for scholarly information produced by academic publishers and professional organisations in a range of areas, including medicine.
Instructions on how to set up Check for full text links in Google Scholar are available at the link below.
The following databases contain conference proceedings which are another form of grey literature.
Academic research on the internet is a set of e-modules created as a guide to when research on the internet might be useful, how to search effectively and evaluating the sources you find.
This Evaluating the reliability of sources tutorial created by a Learning Skills Adviser will enable you to identify the key features of good quality academic sources. Approximate time required - 15 minutes.
Reading and note taking
Efficient reading and note taking skills are also essential when writing assignments.
To develop these skills, check out these resources
Integrative reviews may summarise and synthesise the existing literature, including a combination of different methodological studies, to add to or improve the understanding of particular aspects or issues in healthcare.
A typology of reviews: