Civil engineering: Library Search

Resources in civil engineering


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For best results, first Sign in using your Authcate and Password. When you sign into Search, you are able to set preferences for your current and future sessions, 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.

Wildcard characters:

  • polymeri?ation will retrieve polymerization and polymerisation.
  • comput* will retrieve computer, computing, computational, and so forth

Placing a hold request and viewing your Reading list

Engineering orientation guide me: Placing a hold 


Search is a new way of searching for Library resources. Using natural language, a single search will return results from a number of different sources. They include:

  • those held locally in the library
  • ARROW (the University's research repository), and
  • Monash University Publishing, as well as
  • a vast collection of commercial electronic resources

You can refine your search results of your Basic search by using the facets. Facets include: Library collection, Resources type (eg. book, DVD etc), Campus, Date, Author, Topic, Database, Language, Genre.

Or you can do an Advanced search and prescribe limits to your searching.

Search also allows you to check what materials you have on loan and to place holds.

Search will continue to be refined. We welcome your feedback.

Locating Journals

  1. Choose Advanced Search
  2. Change the pull down menu from any to In the title and type the title of the journal in double quotes - eg “Australian journal of multi-disciplinary engineering”
  3. TIP: If you are not sure of the journal title, short of  "googling" it, you may type the keywords without the using the quotes.  The quotes tells the computer to look for every word enclosed within the quotes, in that exact order.
  4. Then choose Journals from the Materials type pull down menu (This will ensure you don’t also retrieve records of articles from the journal: Australian journal of multi-disciplinary engineering.  TIP: Do not put in date ranges as these are not helpful to journal or "serial" records, and may restrict useful results. 
  5. Click Go

Making sense of the Search results:

  • Online access indicates some full-text content. Click the View it tab and click the provider that has the required date range see available from... (ensure the year, volume and issue of your article is included in the date ranges for the full-text.)
  • The print version if available will be viewable from the Get it tab. Again, check the dates covered next to Holdings. 
    The shelf location for the physical items will provide a call number (an alpha numeric sequence) eg Hargrave-Andrew Library Serials 620.6 I59

To see this process illustrated with screen shots, please view the PDF documents below: