The Monash libraries uses a call numbers 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.
|304.6||human ecology, human geography|
|304.8||movement of people|
|307||communities : including planning and development|
|333.7-9||natural resources and energy|
|333.714||environmental impact studies|
|338.9||economic development and growth|
|363.7||environmental problems : incl. environmental protection and abuse|
|551.4||geomorphology and hydrosphere|
|551.6||climatology and weather|
|912||atlases, maps and charts|
Call numbers are a series of predetermined numbers and letters allocated to items held by the library. They allow items dealing with the same subjects to be located near each other.
Call numbers are basically divided into three parts:
To find relevant material on a subject in select Advanced Search, from the first drop-down box select in subject and enter terms. A list terms matching your search will be listed on the left under Topic.
The following are examples of subject headings:
Subheadings can help to narrow the search. For example:
Materials for geography and the environmental sciences are mostly located in the Sir Louis Matheson and the Hargrave-Andrew libraries.
Material from other institutions which may appear in Search may be borrowed by Monash students using a CAVAL card, or by researchers via Document Delivery.