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Cultural Materials Conservation

A guide to resources relevant to Cultural Materials Conservation at the University of Melbourne Library

Finding books

To find books on a particular subject, use a keyword search on the library catalogue. For example:


"cultural heritage"‚Äč


Keyword searching often retrieves a large number of results. You can limit your search by using AND and adding more keywords to retrieve resources that have both words in the record. For example:

conservation AND textiles

"cultural heritage" AND conservation


Use OR and brackets to broaden your search to find material related to similar keywords in the one search:

conservation AND (ceramics OR pottery)


Refer to our search tips for details on how to search on the library catalogue effectively. These tips also work with databases.

Another way to navigate the catalogue is to use the hyperlinked subject headings in item records. Once clicked on, these headings will show you related subjects around your area and the all the books that the library has related to that subject. Refer to the images below.


Example image of subject headings in the library catalogue

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