Use the Library collections (click to open large image) scope to only search for items held by Monash University Library.
Type quotation marks around a string of words to search them as a phrase. This is useful for finding items with known titles.
Full title search
Search for the main title of the journal or the book that contains the article or chapter you were looking for. Find out more about journal search.
"Show only" facets
Use the facets in the "Show only" (click to open large image) section at the top of the facets panel on the left to narrow search results down according to specific needs:
The scheduled Search upgrade has been completed. Some of the new features introduced include:
Recent issues for FireFox and Chrome users
Some users may be getting blank screens. Please view the workaround in the troubleshooting section.
A Citations and/or a Cited by button now appear on some records in the search results.
Tags are words or phrases you can assign to items to help you organise and remember items. You can assign as many tags as you like. Tags can be shared.
Tags assigned to an item are listed on tagging panel in the Reviews & Tags tab. They can be displayed as one of the following:
Using the tagging panel, you can:
The tags you see are listed in order of popularity, with the most popular tag at the top of the list. You can see all the tags you are using, as well as everyone else's tags for this item.
When you assign a tag, keep in mind the following question. "What tags or words will help me remember this page a few months from now?" This is a good starting point for assigning tags. You make up tags as you need them, and use the tags that make the most sense to you.
You can do the following:
Note: You must sign in to create and edit tags. Do not delete existing tags from the Add or delete tags for this item area unless you want to remove them from this item.
A list of tags is available in the Tags page, where they are arranged according to how recently they were assigned and their popularity. The most popular tag list can also be viewed as a cloud.
You can search for additional tags that do not appear on the Tags page by typing a search string in the Search for Tag area and then clicking GO.
These utilities and tools are provided to make Search more useful and accessible for you, however, Monash University makes no warranties of any kind, including, but not limited to, any express or implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy or non-infringement.
When you have discovered resources via a general search over the internet, typically you will be asked to subscribe and/or pay a fee to access the full-text content. You can use this bookmarklet to re-direct the web page to go through the Monash University Library electronic resources gateway, which will then allow you full-text access to the content.
Drag and drop the Access via Monash button below to your browser's bookmark bar
Create the bookmarklet manually:
Access via Monash script
To use the Monash ezproxy bookmarklet
This bookmarklet and user instructions are adopted from the information made available via pages (now archived) prepared by Dr Russell Anderson from Monash School of Physics.
This online generator will create a bookmarklet for any EzProxy URL entered. The Monash EzProzy URL for this tool is:
This tool is developed by Phil Wolstenholm.
Although the Library subscribe to many electronic resources there will be cases where no full-text access is granted even via the Library's gateway. In these cases, please contact the Library for other access options.
If you encounter an error message on your browser similar to this, override the security features of your browser and trust the content on the page. To do this, follow the instructions on this page. Instructions may vary depending on the browser you are using.
Install the LibX browser toolbar to search Library resources in Firefox or Internet Explorer:
Note: Sign in option is only available once you are in Search itself.
View all MARC fields associated with a Search record
pnxbookmarklet (for Firefox, Chrome etc.)
pnxbookmarklet4ie (for Internet Explorer)
The following information is for connecting to the Monash Library's catalogue (Alma) through the z39.50 integration.
Below are some sample settings for some common Z39.50 clients. Please note that the settings displayed are examples only and may require adjusting according to specific needs.
Sometimes the system cannot automatically direct you to the appropriate resources online, hence the message in the View It tab.
Try an alternative search:
If your search still does not match any resource in the library, place a document delivery request (staff , postgraduates and honours only).
Please choose the RefMan RIS filter file if prompted during the direct export process.
For more information please visit the EndNote Library guide.
The connection file has changed because of the upgrade to the library management system.
Please visit the EndNote Library guide to download and install the new connection file for EndNote.
Unfortunately your Search account is linked to your Monash ID which will be deactivated after you graduate. You can apply for an alumni account with the Library but your e-shelf and saved searches from the previous account won't be carried over. However you can export your e-shelf to programs like EndNote using the 'Push to Endnote Desktop (RIS)' option.
Visit the EndNote library guide for more information about exporting your e-shelf to EndNote.
Visit the Alumni library guide for more information about library membership after you graduate.
Due to the system upgrade, log-in and password information might have changed for some users.
Please use the information on the troubleshooting tab to update your log-in details.
When accessing links within Search, resources maybe linking to secure (https://) or non-secure (http://) pages. You may see browser warnings or a blank page, typically on the View It tab, when accessing these types of resources.
Make sure you can trust the content before overriding the security features of the browser you are using.
There have been recent issues of some users getting blank screens when connecting to Search via Chrome or Firefox. These issues may be related to browser user profiles and we are currently working on finding the cause and a resolution. In the meantime here are a few options to work around the problem:
#1 Preferred option: Browse in private browsing mode.
#2 Using an alternate URL.
Note that this URL can change when we do a server upgrade.
#3 Drastic option: Creating a new browser user profile.
Note that this will reset your bookmarks and extensions.
NOTE: If you use this option to change your password, your must keep a record of it.
If your user information in the Library system is incomplete, Search may use an alternative service to sign you in and will not give you access to your full record. Contact the Library if this occurs.
The library has in the past experienced system wide failure of the connections between a number of our search and discovery applications, and the University's authentication system. If this problem reoccurs, try one of the followings.
Check your account for:
Search has been written to take advantage of your browser's caching functionality, which usually, will speed up Search response times.
Browser caching works best if you carry out a few regular maintenance tasks on your computer. If you haven't cleaned your browser cache recently, or if you're working with a Windows operating system, and you haven't run the Windows Cleanup process recently, Search's caching of pages can cause performance issues. To resolve these:
If you encounter an "Internal Server Error" while accessing Search you might need to clear your computer's DNS and browser cache. To do so, use the following steps
It may also help your system's performance to clear your cache and cookies. If neither of these processes help and you are accessing Search from home, try to restart your modem and computer.
How to report an issue:
1. Submit a Remedy ticket via: http://www.monash.edu/esolutions/service-request
a. description of the problem
b. screenshot of the issue
c. your browser and OS details
d. your account username (especially if you are logging in using a staff-like/student-like account)
What is an RSS feed?
An RSS feed is a published website which contains frequently updated content. In this case we are using it to publish New Titles for both Electronic and Print materials in the Library. It stands for Really Simple Syndication.
RSS feeds on different browsers
4. Once installed it should appear on the browser toolbar.
5. To add a feed, click on the '+' (plus sign) and specify the URL of the feed and click on 'Search'.
6. To organize your feed click on the wheel icon:
Then this page will appear:
4. Click on 'Subscribe now' and a pop-up window will appear
5. Give it a name and select the folder you wish to save it at, then click on 'Subscribe'.
1. Open the Opera browser
2. Install the Smart RSS Opera add-on by going to this site: https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/smart-rss/ and clicking on 'Add to Opera'
3. Once installed, an Icon will be added to the Opera browser. Click on the Smart RSS feed Icon.
4. Click on the '+' button to add a feed and specify the URL of the RSS Feed. Then click 'Ok' to subscribe.
5. Once subscribed, your feeds will look like this: