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About this guide

This Guide will help you find, select, evaluate and reference information resources for your assignments and research.

Use the navigation tabs on the left to identify and develop your understanding of:

  • Key information sources and how to access them
  • Key steps in the research and referencing process

Use the quick links on the right to connect to essential Library tools and webpages, and for Study and Research Guides on related topics.

Key Resources

MultiSearch is a search and discovery tool found on the Library's homepage. It provides one-stop searching across the Library's resources, including:

  • Books, articles and more
  • ​Unit readings
  • Past exam papers
  • Macquarie University's ResearchOnline
  • Plus many Library databases

Short Videos on Using MultiSearch

Your iLearn unit page will have direct access to your reading list in Leganto. Look for the block on the right-hand side of the page called ‘Unit Readings - Leganto’. Click on the purple 'Unit Readings' link and your reading list will open in a new window.

You may see other links to your reading list elsewhere on the page but you must click on this main link at least once, in order to be recognised as a student enrolled in this unit.

Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias are examples of reference sources.

You can use Dictionaries to find definitions.

You can use Encyclopaedias to find background information. Articles from specialised subject encyclopaedias are authoritative and often substantive.

Click on the links below to search for reference sources;

Our streaming video content covers a broad range of topics and genres, including fiction and documentary titles. For more information, please visit the Library's Video Streaming subject guide by clicking on the link below;

Quick Links for Students