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.
The video below is an explanation of peer-review by the publisher Wiley.
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 peer-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 Social Work 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:
Try Factiva, which requires a bit of assistance to use effectively - see our sample search
Also, see our Statistics library guide
Grey or gray literature is a term that usually relates to unpublished (in the traditional sense) research material.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 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.
Check out our guide below.
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.
NEW! The Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) has just released 253 Commonwealth Royal Commission Reports from 1902-2020.This is a library project funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC).
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