Indonesian Studies: Browsing

A comprehensive library guide for researchers and students of all aspects of Indonesian Studies

Using Search

Search is a new 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

Go to Search

Search scope: choose from

  • All resources - includes resources from Monash and other institutions
  • Library collections - for material available at Monash

Subject Headings

To find items by subject using  Search, select Advanced Search, and change "any" to "in subject" in the top left box. Enter the subject and the results should display as a list. Subject searches have been conducted on the links below. Click on them for the results by subject.

The following are examples of subject headings:


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Browsing by call numbers

The Monash 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 Search. However the following may be useful as a guide when browsing the shelves.


Call Number  Subject
297 Islam in Indonesia
303.625 Terrorism in Indonesia
305.4 Women in Indonesia
305.8 Ethnic groups in Indonesia
306.09598 Indonesian culture
320.9598 Indonesian politics
323 Indonesian human rights
324 Indonesian political parties
330.9598 Economic conditions in Indonesia
398.209598 Indonesian folkstories
499.221 Indonesian language
499.2213 Dictionaries
791.53 Wayang
899.22 Indonesian literature
959.8 Indonesian history

Books on microform

Over 7000 Indonesian monographs published between 1945 and 1968 from the Cornell University Watson collection are available on microfiche.

Indonesian monographs 1945-1968

Ask for the index to the microfiche collection at the ASRC service point.