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:
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.
Sometimes the system cannot automatically direct you to the appropriate resources online, hence the message in the View Online or Get 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 an error message on your browser similar to the one below or a blank page, typically on the Online Access section, 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)