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Finding journal articles and more


SuperSearch is a portal that provides a single search across the majority of ANU Library resources.

It is a great place to start searching for journal articles. Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Refine your results by using search filters.
    • Select Articles under Format to search for articles only.
    • Select Journals under Format to search for journals only.
  • Click Journal Search from the top menu to search by title or browse by category.
  • Use Advance search to filter by a particular date of publication, language or format.

For legal sources, some non-Romanised materials, and special collections items, we recommend searching via the Library Catalogue, subject specific databases and ANU digital collections.

Tips for using SuperSearch can be found on our website or ask for assistance from the information desk in any library branch.

Example search - SuperSearch

In the example below, we are searching for content which includes the terms indigenous AND ecotourism AND Australia.

We used the Format filter and the Availability filter to refine our search to include only journal articles that are Scholarly & Peer-Reviewed.

There are many filter options available, including:

  • Format: search for type of content (e.g. articles, books, audio-visual materials, theses)
  • Library: refine by location of content (e.g. a library branch; the Print Repository)
  • Subject: refine your search by subject area (e.g. tourism; national parks; travel industry)
  • Date range: search within a specific date range 
  • Language: refine by language of content
  • Availability: search for material that meets specific criteria (e.g. Available online, Peer-reviewed, Open Access, held by the ANU Library)

A/B: click on the filters to refine results to only articles in peer-reviewed journals

C: click on Available Online to access the full text online

D: click on the title to view the full record details, including how to access the item

E: click the ellipses menu to preview the record

Read our guide to find out more about how to search, use filters, understand your results, export requests, and other features of Primo (the ANU Library search and discovery platform).

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