Italian Studies: Browsing

A guide to information and information finding resources for Italian Studies

Italy - Description and Travel located at 914.5

Giorgio de Chirico, Melanconia, 1912 (image courtesy of Bridgeman Education)

Italy - Description and Travel, call number 914.5

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 (the library catalogue), however the following may be useful as a guide when browsing the shelves.

Number Subject
016.45 Italian language - Bibliography
016.85 Italian literature - Bibliography
035.1 Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Italian
453 Italian language - Dictionaries
455 Italian language - Grammar
720.9 Italian architecture
759.5 Italian fine arts
791.430945 Italian film
792.0945 Italian theatre history
850 Italian literature
850.03 Italian literature - Dictionaries
914.5 Italy - Description and travel
945 Italy - History

Subject headings

To find books and other items by subject in the library catalogue 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 Refine search groups on the left-hand side of the search results screen.

The following are examples of subject headings:

  • Authors and publishers
  • Authors and publishers - Australia
  • Book design
  • Books marketing
  • Copy editing
  • Copy reading
  • Desktop publishing
  • Graphic design (typography)
  • Editing
  • Electroinc books
  • Electronic publishing
  • Technical writing
  • Printing - style guides
  • Proofreading
  • Publishing
  • Publishers and publishing



What are call numbers

Call numbers are a series of predetermined numbers and letters allocated to items held by the library. They permit the arrangement of items dealing with the same subjects to file near each other. Call number labels are stuck to the spine or front of each item.