Search is Monash University Library’s resource discovery tool. It’s a great place to start if you’re looking for books, articles, journals, DVDs, databases and other items held in the Library collection, both print and online!
Here are a few useful things to know about Search:
1. Results are listed in relevance order.
To narrow your search results, use the options in the left hand column e.g. limit to specific publication years, or resource types.
This is a great way to save the reference details of books and articles you’d like to refer to in future.
Sign in to Search at the top right of the screen.
As you browse records in Search, click the small star to the left of the title to add a reference to your eShelf. The star will turn yellow.
If you’re signed in, these details remain in your eShelf until you delete them.
Click the Get it tab, to view the location and call number of an item, and find out if it’s available.
If the item is on loan or at another campus, Sign in with your Authcate at the top right, then click “Request” in the Get it tab. You’ll receive an email when the item is ready to pick up and borrow.
The Virtual browse tab appears on the records of print items (e.g. books), and allows you to browse similar items held in print in the Monash University Library collection, based on their call number.
The library collection includes a large number of e-books, journals and other online resources.
To access these use the link(s) provided in the “View it” tab, and login with your Authcate username and password.
Sign in with your Authcate username and password to:
-view items you have on loan and check the due dates
-renew your loans
As a graduate research student you can borrow unlimited loans for 6 weeks (excluding short loan items). All items, except those in high demand and those requested by other users, are automatically renewed.
Instructions are available on the EndNote Library guide.
If you find an item in Search, which isn’t available in the Library collection, as a graduate research student you can place a Document Delivery request.
Sign in and click Document delivery to place your request.
For more information refer to the Search Library guide or get in touch with your contact librarian.