Take a few moments to reflect on your question and plan before you start searching.
Here is an example where we have highlighted the keywords from the topic.
'How does social media influence body image in teenagers?.'
See our guide on How to plan your search to better understand the planning process and find relevant information on a given topic.
Watch this short video to learn why keywords are important, how you can identify them, and how they can help you find better information for your assignments.
Now you have some keywords try to think about similar words, phrases or even different spellings that you could also use in your searching.
Mind maps can be a great way to brainstorm see the Your Question page of this guide for more information on mind maps.
For more help on defining your topic and connecting your keywords try the Library's How to guide Connect and combine search terms
The Library Catalogue can be a good place to start. Use the Catalogue to search across much of the material in the Library's collection.
Depending on what you need to find, and how comprehensive you need to be in your search, you may also need to use specialised databases.
BrowZine™ allows you to easily access and browse journals available online via UniSA. Access via Catalogue > Journals
LibKey Nomad™ is a Google Chrome Extension that makes it easy to access journal articles anywhere on the internet.
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My Bookshelf is the place where you can organise your favorite journals and stay up to date in your field! You may rename and organise your "shelves" and "bookcases" however you'd like! This configuration will automatically sync to your other devices when you use the same login.
See the video below to learn how to add a journal to My bookshelf (11 mins)
The BrowZine Account is the system used to provide personalization features throughout the BrowZine ecosystem. Having a BrowZine Account is required for using My Bookshelf on all devices as it is used to tie together your different devices so you only need to configure My Bookshelf on one device and the configuration will sync seamlessly between them.
In most cases, you can use any email you would like! For libraries using the BrowZine Pairing Service, you may be restricted to using only your university/company email address. BrowZine will alert you to this fact if you try to use another email at one of these accounts automatically.
No, you do not have to have an account to use BrowZine. You can still browse the shelves, look up titles, read tables of contents, and download articles. However, in order to use the personalization feature of My Bookshelf and My Articles, a BrowZine account is required so that we can synchronize and back-up your data across all devices and ensure that we keep your device accurately updated.
Google is a fantastic tool but it can be hard to find quality academic information. Many of the top hits are commercial sites that Google is paid to advertise.
Google Scholar is better because it searches mainly academic sites and provides links to many full-text documents. Unfortunately this can lead you to sites which ask you to pay.
Click on and complete the interactive Search Google Scholar tutorial: Learn to Search Google Scholar (10 minutes)
The good news is that there is a link to Google Scholar on the Library home page - this gives you free access to many documents through the Library.
Ebooks can be read online or 'borrowed' to read offline on a PC or mobile device. Visit the Library's ebook guide for information about finding, accessing, printing and downloading ebooks.
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