The Baillieu library holds a number of collections including the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences collection. Please follow the link for floor plans and maps of the library.
In addition to the physical items held within the building the University of Melbourne library has a large collection of electronic resources which are available to staff and students through the Library website.
For further information on using the library please see the New Library Users LibGuide.
For more ideas on researching try the Beginning Research LibGuide.
Discovery is the Library's search tool. Through Discovery you can search the Library catalogue, digital repository and many databases, all at once. For more information follow the link to the Discovery LibGuide.
When deciding where to search you will need to consider a number of factors including:
A scholarly peer reviewed or refereed journal is an academic journal that requires all articles published within it go through a process of review by other experts in the discipine prior to publishing. This process ensures that articles are of a high standard.
Your lecturer may require that you use a number of peer reviewed articles in an essay. Usually a database will have an option, often in the advanced search screen, to limit your search to scholarly peer reviewed or refereed articles. Another way of ensuring that the articles you find are peer reviewed is to look up the journal title in the database Ulrichsweb.com: Global Serials Directory.