Welcome to the University of Sydney Library. This page is designed to give you some basic information to help you search for and access library resources. For further information contact your Faculty Liaison Librarians
To find books on a given topic, begin with a keyword search in the library catalogue. The online catalogue tutorial provides step by step instructions on how to use the library catalogue to find the book you are after.
Journal articles are an important source of information, especially:
If you want to find journal articles on a given subject search for them in research databases. If you have a reference for a specific journal article then use the library catalogue to access it.
Each of the research databases covers a number of journals and a specific range of subject areas. It is always best to check more than one database to get a broad coverage of your topic. Some veterinary science databases are:
Some important things to consider when using databases are:
Library databases do not work like Google. They require that you input your search using a particular syntax.
Developing your topic into a search strategy will help you with your searching.
Access to all library databases requires authentication with your library barcode number and name.
If you have a citation or reference in front of you and you want to find the full text of the article, search the University of Sydney Library catalogue for the item. The online catalogue tutorial provides step by step instructions on how to find full text journal articles.
Much of what you will need will be available electronically. However, if there is a journal article or a book that you need (and it is not available electronically) you can use the Library's Document Delivery Service.
Please contact your Faculty Liaison Librarians, Sarah and Karen for help with any information related queries or problems.
Tel. 9351 7319
Fax. 9351 3852
Tel. 9351 1707