Using the Internet for Research

Search Engines

Google is great but you can always try other search engines. Go to ANU e-library: Search Engines on the Internet

Or select one of these:

Search Tutorials

Internet Subject Directories

Use these sites if you are researching a particular subject. They are human-selected collections of web pages. An excellent guide can be found at http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/SubjDirectories.html External Link

Using Indexes and Databases

  • ACT Public Library Online Collections - Have your library card and PIN number ready. Excellent databases include Academic Search Premier, Australian Public Affairs Full Text (APAFT), Australia / New Zealand Reference Centre and Infotrac Onefile.
  • National Library of Australia E-Resources - Links to online resources such as journal articles and other resources.
  • Google Scholar - Links to online academic resources.
  • Invisible Web Resources - Find the resources that Google can't find.
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