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Getting started with the library NIKERI

Finding resources

Library Search allows you to do a quick search for books and journal articles.


To search for books

  • Key in a book title or keyword search

Library search screenshot


To search for journal articles

  • Key in your search terms and tick the box for Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Articles



Resource Guides are a great place to start if you don't know where to start with finding information in your subject area.  Find the best resources for your particular subject area, whether you are searching for journal articles, streaming videos, images or reputable websites.

Go to the Resource Guide homepage to find the resource guide for your subject area.

The library has a large collection of eBooks that can be accessed 24/7.  You can find these easily by doing a normal library search and looking for the eBook icon next to any title.  Unfortunately, it's not possible to download eBooks permanently but some platforms allow you to download them for a short period of time (like a virtual loan).  This usually requires you to have Adobe Digital Editions or Blue Fire Reader  (both free applications) on your laptop or device in order for you to access the eBook offline.

See our eBook help page for more information about accessing and downloading eBooks.

There will be times when you need to do a more comprehensive search of the scholarly literature.  Here are some tips.

Use Advanced Search

The Advanced Search feature of Library Search can be useful if you need to do a more detailed search as it provides you with additional search boxes and different fields to search by (e.g. Title, abstract etc.)


Searching Google Scholar

If you find one good article in the course of your literature search you can search for papers that cited it. This is a particularly good way of finding key articles on your topic if you are struggling to find relevant papers. 

Key in the article in library search and select Google Scholar.  Look for the link Cited by and view the papers that have cited your paper.