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Follow these tips to collect information for your assignments. Help is available for personalised support and advice.

Search for resources

Use Library Catalogue to find e-books and resources located in the Library

Go to the Catalogue Search and type keywords, item title or author into the search box.

Use your Deakin College e-resources

Visit Deakin College e-resources for a list of databases you have access to.

You can find what you're looking for by:

  • subject topics
  • subject categories such as e-books, newspapers and streaming videos
  • database titles

Visit websites

Google Scholar is a good place to search for articles. Deakin students also have full access to Encyclopedia Britannica.

Make sure you check the quality of your resources. If you use a website for an assignment, reference the URL and date viewed.

Improve your search

Do you need help defining your topic, deciding where to look, or choosing credible resources? Improve your skills with our digital literacy tutorials and tip sheets.

Access your search results

Find out how to borrow your book or view an e-book.

Download full text articles

Choose your title from the search results, and select the 'PDF full text' link.

If you're only getting an abstract, try a search in Google Scholar. You may be able to access the entire article there.


Visit the Deakin guide to referencing for instructions and information.