Which database should you use? Explore a selection of the available databases according to function.
Options for finding more databases.
If you are searching from home or somewhere other than a computer at the campus, you need to set preferences in Google Scholar to activate access to full text for free via the Library.
Follow these steps to make the Find it @ UniMelb links visible in Google Scholar.
Go to Google Scholar http://scholar.google.com
Select the menu button in the top left corner of the page
Select the Settings option in the menu.
On the next screen, select the Library links option on the left.
Type, University of Melbourne Library in the search box > then select the search button.
Tick the checkbox next to the option: University of Melbourne Library - Find It@UniMelb
Select the Save button (Cookies must be enabled for your browser to remember your settings for future use)
The Find it @ UniMelb links will now appear in Google Scholar search results - use these to connect to the full-text
Citation tracking allows you to examine research trails and determine the number of times an article has been cited in other papers. It can also reveal connections between authors and other patterns of publication. See the Tracking Citations guide for further information. With the exception of Education Research Complete, these search tools are multidsciplinary.
We suggest you explore the Index of library guides for education if you are looking for a database which focuses on a specific area of teaching e.g. humanities education, as the learning area guides contain subject focused database lists.