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2.4 Select an appropriate tool

 
Identify and obtain  information
2.1 Define your search terms
2.2 An example search strategy
2.3 Search strategies
2.4 Select an appropriate tool
  2.4.1 Library catalogues
  2.4.2 Databases
2.4.3 Internet
2.5 Keep up to date
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Glossary

In 1.7 Types of publications, you were encouraged to consider the types of publication you need.

The following table provides examples of search tools you would use to find various publication types.

Publication type Search tool (where to find it)
Reference material Library One Search
Library catalogue
Library databases
Internet search engines, e.g. Google Scholar
Books Library One Search
Library catalogue
Library databases
Internet search engines, e.g. Google Scholar
Journals, newspapers, magazines Library One Search to find & link to articles
Databases - to find and link to articles
Library catalogues - journal titles
Internet search engine, e.g. Google Scholar
Conference proceedings Library One Search
Databases - to identify an article
Library catalogues - to obtain the article
Internet search engine, e.g. Google Scholar
Legislation Databases - LAWLEX
Library catalogue
Internet search engine, e.g. Google
Standards Databases - Standards Australia, eIRFS
Library catalogue
Internet search engine, e.g. Google to identify a standard
Audiovisual material Library One Search
Library catalogue
Databases
Internet search engine, e.g. Google
Web pages Internet search engine, e.g. Google or Google Scholar, SCIRUS

Let's look at some of these tools in more detail.




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