Subject Guides can be found from the 'Guides' tab on the library homepage. Simply click on: Browse all Library Guides ⇒ By Subject.
These guides recommend key databases and other useful resources for your discipline.
Below are links to some of our Subject Guides. For all guides visit All Subject Guides or search through the library homepage.
A library database is a collection of quality information that can be focused on a specific subject area or deal with general (multidisciplinary) sources. Databases hold articles that are accessible through a subscription purchased by the Library. This allows students to access reliable and relevant content at no charge.
The Searching the Literature Video Series has video guides for many of our top databases, as well as One Search, and can provide useful tips and advice.
The library has other guides to help you with your university studies on other topics including how to find statistics, how to tell primary, secondary and tertiary sources apart, and many more. Familiarise yourself with other guides through the Guides tab on the library homepage searchbox.
Google Scholar is a search engine that links to full-text articles to which JCU Library subscribes or items that have been made freely available.
If you are off campus, you can either search for Google Scholar via the Database tab from the Library homepage or follow instructions below found at
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