Reference works include dictionaries, encyclopedias and handbooks, and are useful guides for finding definitions of terms and brief factual information.
Government reports and statistics
Monash University Library has scholarly/academic books held in print format at our campus libraries, online, or both.
Reference works include dictionaries, encyclopedias and handbooks, and are useful guides for:
When researchers want to make the findings of their work public, they may publish articles in scholarly/academic journals.
Not sure if your journal is academic or peer reviewed?
Use Ulrich's below to search your journal title. The entry in this database will give you the details of your journal, including whether it is pee-reviewed or not.
Searching individual journal titles will find articles that have been published within those selected titles.
To make your search more efficient searching across a large number of journals in your field it's better to search within relevant databases.
Try different relevant databases for Health Sciences from our complete list. Or perhaps try the databases listed below.
Most online journals and databases allow you to set up alerts to new articles on your topic. Your search strategy will be saved and you'll receive a notification when new articles matching your search criteria are published or indexed. The PDF below describes how to set up alerts in popular health databases including PubMed and Scopus.
News articles can be a good source of information on recent events, policies, developments and their impact on the local populations, public perceptions and responses. However newspapers are not acceptable academic sources unless as objects of research. You can access our databases that index newspapers such as The Herald Sun or The Age including:
Factiva which requires a bit of assistance to use effectively - watch this quick online tutorial Basics of searching Factiva
LexisNexis Capital Monitor provides parliamentary, political, legislative, regulatory and judicial news and information to its subscribers almost as soon as it is available. All content is updated on Capital Monitor's comprehensive database which allows you to conduct keyword search anytime, on any jurisdiction and for content from 1996 onwards."--LexisNexis.
Grey or gray literature is a term that usually relates to unpublished (in the traditional sense) research material. Such material is often a good source of up-to-date research and may provide additional information to inform your understanding of a topic. Searching the grey literature may also ensure a comprehensiveness of searching that is desirable to avoid publication bias. As with other types of information, it is necessary to critically evaluate grey literature to ensure that it is of high quality.
AACODS checklist for evaluating the quality of grey literature
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
The Australian Web Archive includes content from the following collections. All content is accessible through a single search service through Trove. Content can be searched by website URL or by keywords and phrases.
Since 2007 the National Library of Australia, in partnership with the Internet Archive, has been selecting, collecting and archiving copies of Asia/Pacific websites through a service called Archive-It.
We acknowledge and pay respects to the Elders and Traditional Owners of the land on which our four Australian campuses stand. Information for Indigenous Australians