To assist your quest to find quality, scholarly information, here are two recommended strategies:
Note that Advanced Searching techniques are described on a separate page in this guide.
Deakin subscribes to a large number of databases that you can use for your study and research. It's a long list!
However, you can filter the list to locate specific databases.
Here are the steps:
The resources section of this guide contains lists of recommended databases for engineering generally, as well as each engineering discipline/stream. Use the menu on the left side of this page to access these lists.
Google's shaping of search results is well documented and it will affect your results. This doesn't mean you shouldn't use Google or Google Scholar, you just need to ensure these are not the only tools used in your search strategy. Be cautious and ensure you draw from discipline-specific databases also.
Here are some reasons to be cautious when using Google and Google Scholar to search for relevant, credible, academic resources: