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QuickSearch userguide: QuickSearch Introduction


What does QuickSearch do?

QuickSearch searches:

  • all Federation University book and electronic book titles (everything from the Federation University catalogue)
  • all Federation University library collections no matter where or what type of material
  • all Federation University journals and e-journals by title
  • most journal articles (except a small number of specialised databases)
  • Federation ResearchOnline 

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  • You can save searches and articles to your eShelf, review and tag items, check your library records and more

Refine searches to show results by availability, full text or peer reviewed articles only, year, or subject.  

  • If you are wanting only full text articles. You can narrow to Full text only through "find full-text" link.

Can I still search the Catalogue?

Yes the Catalogue still exists!

  • you can either search it through QuickSearch by clinking on the Catalogue button or
  • go back to the Library homepage. The Catalogue link is located on the QuickSearch header.


Can I search databases or


You can also search for specific databases or Journals by clinking on the relevant button at the top of the screen.


What does the Articles tab do?

What does the Articles tab do?

The Articles tab searches across a predefined set of subject specific databases covering major subject areas of Federation.  

Searching via Articles is useful

  • If you are looking only for articles; the results will be mostly articles.
  • If you are looking for results from a specific subject area of databases, not as broad as QuickSearch.
  • If you are OK with a mix of Full text and non Full text. You can not narrow to only full text.