Just type one or more words you are looking for and click the Go button.
Limit the result set using Show only and Refine results facets in the left panel. In this way you can specify such parameters as type of resource, campus and date range, either separately or in combination.
The search scope defines where the system should perform the search. You can change the scope of your search by selecting a search scope from the drop-down list:
The default scope. It searches across all library resources including past exam papers, the Monash University Research Repository and a large portion of database content as detailed as an individual article.
This scope limits the search to all library recources that individual records exist for each item including physical resources and electronic books, journals, databases and digitised readings.
This scope limits the search to the library's Rare Books special collection.
This scope searches across a collection of databases that the Library subscribes to and are most widely used.
To search for a phrase, type quotation marks around the phrase. You can combine both words and phrases in your search.
For example, to search for global warming as one term, type the following in the search box:
This is useful for researching on a topic or finding items with their titles.
Note: If you do not enclose the phrase with quotation marks, the system will find items that contain the individual words in the phrase, regardless of whether these words are located next to each other in the order specified.
You can search for items that contain at least one of the words or phrases you type in the search box. To do so, type OR between the words or phrases.
For example, to search for items with the word Irish or the word Celtic, type the following in the search box:
You can exclude items that contain specific words or phrases. To do so, type NOT and then type the word or phrase to exclude.
For example, to search for items with the word Celtic and exclude any of these items with the word Irish, type the following in the search box:
Note: To use Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) within search phrases, you must enter them in uppercase letters. Otherwise, Search will consider them as part of the query.
You can include the following wildcard characters in your searches:
You can use parentheses to group terms within the same search to utilise Boolean operators and/or wildcard characters at once.
For example, to search for Shakespeare and either tragedy or sonnet, type the following in the search box:
Note: You may wish to consider using the Advanced search option to achive more flexibility when constructing a complicated search query.