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New Students' Library Guide

Your introduction to Library services, spaces and resources at the University of Melbourne.

Unlock resources with quick access tools

The Library offers browser extensions and other tools that can seamlessly give you access to locked, subscription content when you're browsing. There's no need to remember passwords, sign in to sites, or restart your search from within library databases. These tools are your access-all-areas pass to paywalled scholarly content.

Lean Library

Lean Library makes it easy to login to hundreds of sites using your UniMelb credentials. It works with our Library systems to identify sites, articles, journals and books we have access to, and provides a login or access link. No more getting caught in a newspaper paywall or spending money on an ebook the library had all along.

LibKey Nomad

The LibKey Nomad browser extension puts direct PDF download links onto research platforms and other websites where an academic source is mentioned. It speeds up access to the full text on publisher pages, PubMed, from Wikipedia reference lists, and many other sites. 

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