Atmospheric Sciences: SEARCH library collections

A guide for finding materials for the study of Atmospheric Sciences

Library SEARCH



  Advanced search | Sign in | A-Z ejournals | Databases | Help

Using SEARCH to find resources

Search logo

Using natural language, a single search will return results from a number of different sources. They include

  • those held locally in the library
  • Monash University Research Repository
  • Monash University Publishing, as well as
  • a vast collection of commercial electronic resources

You can refine results of a 'basic' search by using the 'facets' (topic links) on the left. Or you can do an 'advanced search' and prescribe limits to your searching.

Refer to the Library Search guide for help using Search.

Search also allows you to check what materials you have on loan and to place holds.

  • hints for using the SEARCH catalogue
  • Check for a subject Reading list
  • SEARCH can be used to find journal articles for your assignments, but for more thorough research, focussing on journal articles and conference papers, use the dedicated subject Databases.

To find material by subject or topic in SEARCH

select  Advanced search, from the first drop-down box select  in subject and enter relevant terms. A list terms matching your search will be listed on the left under Topic.

The following are  examples of subject headings:

  • Atmospheric chemistry
  • Atmospheric physics
  • Atmospheric thermodynamics
  • Boundary layer (meteorology)
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatology
  • Global temperature changes
  • Global Warming
  • Meteorology
  • Oceanography
  • Ocean-atmosphere interaction
  • Southern oscillation
  • Weather forecasting

For more details refer to Advanced Search in the Library Search guide.

Other Search features

In Search you can also :

  • view and renew your loans, via My Loans
  • place a Request on a full term loan item that is at another campus, or on loan
  • check if your unit has an online reading list- eg type: 

"reading list" mgf1010   

Browsing the shelves





Books for Atmospheric Sciences are mostly shelved in the Hargrave-Andrew and the Sir Louis Matheson libraries.

The most efficient way to locate material in the library is to use Search, however the following may be useful as a guide when browsing the shelves.

363.73874 Climatic changes  
532.05 Fluid dynamics
550.15 Geophysical fluid dynamics
551.46 Oceanography
551.5 Meteorology
551.6 Climatology and weather

Hargrave-Andrew Library floor plan

Understanding call numbers

Each book in the library has a Dewey Decimal call number. Call numbers are attached to the spine or front of each item. The call number assigned to an item indicates its subject matter, author, title and date of publication. Books with similar subject content will be near each other on the shelves. Every part of the number is important for finding an item on the shelf.

Encyclopaedias, dictionaries & atlases

Selected reference titles