Google Scholar provides direct links to academic papers on the web, as well as some journal articles which may be subscribed to by the University of Sydney. Also useful for links to references which cite other academic articles.
If you "opt in" to My Reading History in MyLoans it keeps a list of all items you borrow from that time. Library staff will not access OR DISCLOSE your Reading History except where IN ACCORDANCE WITH UNIVERSITY POLICY OR LEGISLATION. See Section 8 of the University's ICT Resources Policy for more information.