CrossSearch is an ideal starting point for your research. It's a simple, 3-step search process : Search, Refine, Get results
Unlike the Library catalogue, CrossSearch enables you to search inside a range of material types and sources simultaneously, including:
Your results are ranked by relevancy but for better results there are further options to refine and sort results by year, format, library location (for print items), subject disciplines or tags, and language. You can even limit to scholarly or electronic full text items.
CrossSearch is a discovery tool designed to provide a fast and simple way to begin researching a topic. It covers many subject areas, but is not good for Law (cases and legislation), or News stories. Some subjects such as Medicine always rely on specialised resources.
It is designed for:
CrossSearch is not a replacement for specialised print and electronic finding tools which offer more sophisticated searching options and a targeted subject scope. Use the Library's Databases home page to identify and access individual databases.
Not all research databases or eJournals are included in CrossSearch so use other resources, such as the Catalogue and individual databases, as well!.
CrossSearch can search material in The University of Sydney's local resources and subscribed on-line databases that is 'invisible' to Google and GoogleScholar and therefore would not show up in Google's search results.
Unlike Google, CrossSearch is designed to specifically search across information resources selected by academic staff to support The University of Sydney's teaching and research.