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Getting Started in the Library

A guide for new students at the University of Tasmania


How search works

Have you ever wondered just how the miracle of web searching works?  Matt Cutts from Google explains some of the basics in this video.

Focus your web searching

See the links below for some great web searching tips.

Google Scholar

What is Google Scholar?

Scholar is Google's tool for broadly searching scholarly articles, books, theses, abstracts, patents and court opinions.  Results come from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.

Linking to UTAS Library  full text

To set Google Scholar to link to UTAS Library full text:


Now you will see check full text @ UTAS links to the right of your Scholar search results when Google detects that UTAS may have full text access.