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New Users' Library Guide

Essential information for new users of the University of Melbourne Library.

How do I use the Library's databases?


Answer: watch the video below for tips and tricks to help you find resources using Library databases.


Video: Level up your search skills (Length: 2:10)


Level up your search skills from unilibrary on Vimeo.

Library tools and tips for studying


Library Tools and Tricks for study (text-version)

Found the perfect journal article but you are being asked to pay for it?

Unlock articles by adding the Lean Library extension to your browser. Learn how at

Searching Discovery

Save your results to your cloud drive in one click!

Accessing full text in Google Scholar

Add the University of Melbourne to your Library Links. Find out how:

Find the best databases for your discipline

Google our Subject Research Guides. For example: unimelb libguides art

Know which database you want?

Google unimelb and the databes name. For example: unimelb JSTOR.