Using natural language, a single search will return results from a number of different sources. They include
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.
In Search you can also :
"reading list" mgf1010
For best results, first sign in using your Monash computer account. When you sign into Search, you are able to set preferences for your current and future sessions, to use library services such as requesting items and more.
Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) must be in capitals
e-Shelf allows you to save and organize items that you find during your search session
To find a journal, use the 'Journals' link in the left column of your Search results.
To browse for resources in particular subject areas, try the following subject number ranges on the shelves
|333.7- 333.9||Natural resources & energy|
|333.714||Environmental impact studies|
|551.4||Geomorphology & hydrosphere|
|551||Geology, hydrology, meteorology|
|808.02-808.06||Essay, report & technical writing|
|912||Atlases, maps & charts|
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.