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Search & Find Library Resources

A guide to discovering and accessing library resources

By topic

Library Search

Use Library Search to discover resources by topic across the majority of Library resources. Library Search covers print and electronic books, articles, e-journals, newspapers, theses and more. 

Simple keyword searching is one approach. The relevancy ranking combined with the Topic facet in the right side-bar may be sufficient for you to discover suitable information resources on your topic.


Advanced Search offers you more control. You can choose to look for keywords in a subject field. This field contains headings assigned by cataloguers describing what the resource is about. The title is also a good choice, though not all titles are descriptive of the work itself.

Screenshot of the Topics facet

Topics Facet

Use the topic facet in the right side-bar of Library Search to refine your search results.

Screenshot of filtering in the topic facet

Include & exclude topics.

Under the topic facet, Library Search provides options to include or exclude terms from your search results. Your selections are shown at the top of the side-bar so you can modify your choices as you review the results.

Screenshot of advanced search subject field

Advanced Search

In the advanced search you can choose which fields to search. This is much more specific than keywords anywhere. The "subject" field is a great choice for topics, but "title" is also good.

Library Research guides

Library Research Guides provide summaries of the best resources for the various disciplines studied at Bond, including journal databases and other specialised resources. Find the category below that's most relevant to your field of study and start exploring the library guides for resources in your discipline.

Get help from your Faculty Librarian

Library staff can help you search for literature, choosing relevant sources, setting up search alerts, referencing and managing your citations.

You can call or send them an email, or make an appointment for a one-on-one consultation.