Searching the literature

Search the literature within and beyond the Library's collections.

Searching for your literature review

Use the Searching for your literature review guide to learn time-saving tips for effectively searching Google Scholar, the Library catalogue and Library databases for your literature review or research area.


Use the Theses guide to help locate UniSA research proposals and theses, as well as theses from other institutions within Australia and internationally.

Company and industry information

Use the Company and industry information guide to help locate information such as SWOT analyses, company financials, industry profiles, competitive intelligence and media coverage in a range of databases, directories, websites, annual reports, stock exchanges and media sources.

Evidence-based practice

Looking for evidence-based health literature? Using the Evidence-based practice guide, learn how to formulate your research question, develop your search strategy and search key sources such as MEDLINE for your systematic review.

Patents and standards

Discover resources and information that will help you find patents and standards in your research area through the Patents and standards guide.

Systematic reviews

Use the Systematic reviews guide or the Scoping reviews guide to learn what's involved in conducting these types of reviews. 


Search the National Library of Australia's research portal, Trove, to find Australian and online resources including books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives, and more.

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