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The Library collection includes over 400,000 titles.

  • 320,000+ ebooks
  • 92,000+ physical titles (books, DVDs etc)
  • 80,000+ online journals

That might feel overwhelming, especially when you are starting to think about finding the information you need.

In this guide, we will set out the different ways for discovering information resources on a topic, or searching for a known item.

Library Search has features you can use across all types of search results including:

  • saved records (sign in to retain saved records for future sessions). These include citations you may have collected in Resource LIsts. Make up your own tags to organise them
  • saved searches (sign in required) and alerts for new results via email or RSS
  • exporting results (Excel, Endnote, RIS, Refworks)
  • email results
  • generate citations
  • shareable links, QR codes to share a record to your phone

Search Scopes

Library Search has two scopes for general searching:

  1. Everything - In addition to the Library's collection, this scope is expanded to include titles and articles you can request. Most requests for digital copies (articles/chapters) are supplied within 24 hours. This scope blends resources from many source systems into a single search interface. These include:
    • Bond University Research Portal open-access items
    • Records sourced from a global Central Discovery Index, containing over 4.8 billion records from hundreds of providers in many thousands of collections
    • Titles available from other Libraries in our resource-sharing network
  2. Bond Library Resources - Think of this as the Library's catalogue. These are titles that we either have physical copies, full-text subscriptions, or unique digitised resources such as historical items from the Bond University Archives.

If you need to undertake systematic reviews, we recommend you consult your faculty librarian and visit our guide to systematic reviews, as Library Search is not designed for this purpose.

There are also two special scopes for journals and news articles. Learn how to use these scopes by visiting these pages of the guide:

Or, dive straight into Library Search now.

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