Search is a way of searching for Library resources. Using natural language, a simple search box will bring back results from a number of different sources.
You can refine the results of your basic search by using the facets. Or you can do an advanced search and prescribe limits to your searching.
Further information is included in the Library blog
Search scope: choose from
Please note that many of the links in the guide still connect to the previous library catalogue and will be replaced progressively.
Library has recently created a library guide for "Finding non-English resources" in Search.
You will be able to learn how to find Japanese resources in Search.
Japanese language items in the Monash University Library are catalogued using the Modified Hepburn Romanization System, as well as the Japanese characters.
In order to find Japanese materials in the catalogue "Search", type in keywords or author or title in either Japanese characters or Modified Hepburn Romanization. The diacritics to indicate long vowel and syllabic nasal are displayed on screen. When typing keywords you can ignore the diacritics, it is not necessary to capitalise the proper noun.
The following websites is the Modified Hepburn Romanization System and the cataloguing rules of the Library of Congress:
Configure your computer to search the catalogue using non-Roman script.
Most Monash University libraries use the Dewey Decimal Classification scheme to organise books and journals. The most efficient way to locate material in the library is to use . However the following may be useful as a guide when browsing the shelves.
|079.52||Journalism, media, newspapers in Japan|
|290.952||Religions in Japan|
|305.40952||Women’s studies in Japan|
|418.007||Second language acquisition|
|495.607||Japanese language for study and teaching|
|495.6071||Japanese language teachers|
|495.6802||Translating and interpreting|
|Japanese textbooks, exercise books, examinations etc.|
|741.5952||Manga and social aspects|
|915.2||Travel and description in Japan|
|952||History of Japan|
The CAVAL Reciprocal Borrowing Program is a scheme whereby staff and students of participating academic libraries are able to borrow material from other participating Victorian academic libraries.
In order to particpate you must first register in the Reciprocal Borrowing Program. This must be done at Matheson Library, Loans counter. You will be given a CAVAL card which is valid until the last date shown on the card.
If you wish to enrol at a library after the date shown has passed, you must have your CAVAL card re-authorised. Simply take it back to Matheson Library, Loans counter and provided you are still in good standing, your card will be re-authorised. You may do this as often as is necessary throughout the year.
Proceed to a service desk with your current CAVAL card and your home institution ID card. The staff will enrol you on the library system and attach a barcode label to your CAVAL card. Check the detailed information available at your home library for any special requirements before visiting another library. If you need assistance with using an unfamiliar library ask at the service desk.
Be sure you understand and observe the regulations at any library from which you borrow. Some restrictions apply to certain services and collections; chcek before you visit. Return all materials by the due date to the library from which you have borrowed them.