Search indexes the combined collections of all Monash University Libraries.
There are over 3.2 million items in the library's collection, including
An explanation of:
Call numbers are a classification system which allow books, journals and othe items relating to the same subject to be located together. They consist of a series of predetermined numbers and letters which are generally stuck to the spine or front of each item.
Monash University Library uses the Dewey Decimal Classification system for its call numbers except:
Call numbers are basically divided into two parts:
Some call numbers have a third part for the year of publication or extra author information.
Here is the call number for Spacetime Physics by Edwin F. Taylor, and John Archibald Wheeler, and what the parts describe:
|In the Hargrave-Andrew Library|
|530.11 T239S||Subject: 530 = Physics .11 = Relativity Theory
Author: T239 = Taylor S = Spacetime
|In Caulfield Library|
|530.11 TAY||Subject: 530 = Physics .11 = Relativity Theory
Author: TAY = Taylor
It is important that you note down all of the call number, and which part of the Monash collection the item is held in. Then you need to find each part of the number in turn.
For example to find the book: Understanding Enzymes, by T. Palmer (call number 547.758 P176U4):
If you can't find an item:
Sometimes call numbers seem very inconsistent, both inside and outside Monash. The reasons for this include:
Key points to remember when deciphering call numbers:
A number of electronic books relevant to Information Technology studies are available via Search
Do a Basic search and refine by Books in the Resource Type facets and Full Text Online in the Show Only facets on the left-hand side of the search results screen.
The most efficient way to locate material in the library is to use Search.
To find items by subject in Search use Advanced Search, select in subject from the first drop down menu and enter relevant terms. Alternatively, do a Basic search and refine by subject using the Topic facets on the left-hand side of the search results screen.
The following are examples of subject headings and the call numbers assigned to them:
|Communications and network architecture||004.65|
|Distributed processing - communications||004.6186|
|Information storage and retrieval systems||025.04, 025.06|
|Information Technology project management||004.0684, 658.404|
|Information Technology in organizations||658.4038|
|Interfacing and communications||004.6|
|Systems analysis and design||004.21|