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Master of Teaching Primary

This guide supports students enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Primary).

Library Catalogue Search

Search the entire collection
 
Search for ebooks

How to find books and eBooks

Searching in the library catalogue

  • Use a keyword search to find books and ebooks on a topic. Once you have completed a search you can limit your search to a specific collection such as, Giblin Eunson Library or format such as online books (login with your username and password to view e-books)
  • Only want an eBook? Choose the option 'eBooks'  in the catalogue. To read an e-book, open the catalogue record and then select the link: Connect to electronic book.

Searching in Discovery will also retrieve books and ebooks


Our eBooks guide offer tips and support for using our ebooks.

See the EBL eBooks guide for detailed support for using this platform.

Keyword search tips: Topic searches

Keyword search tips:  an example search

    Desired result - Resources on/for planning science lessons for primary aged students.

    Topic keywords brainstorm - Primary, science, lessons, lesson planning, elementary

    Keywords entered into the search box: primary science lesson*

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    This search will retrieve results with all 3 terms

    Adding an asterisk to the end of the word 'lesson' will truncate or extend the search results and find the terms lessons or lesson.

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    Narrowing the search - Too many results?

    • Try sorting your results by the most recent date of publication
    • Add more keywords from the topic brainstorm eg. primary science lesson*planning

    Find more on the same subject

    Look within the catalogue record of the first relevant item you find. Scroll down the page to the subject heading fields.

    Click on a relevant subject heading link e.g. Science -- Study and teaching (Primary). This will reveal more resources that have been classified using the same heading.

      Getting Started- Reference Books

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      Reference books can be an excellent starting point for locating quick, background information and developing an understanding of a topic. 

      The majority of our reference sources are available online via the library catalogue and Discovery.The print reference collection is housed in the compactus on the ground floor of the Giblin Eunson Library. Here are some suggestions that may help you get started.

      Indigenous Australian authors

      Can't find the book you want?

      Further borrowing options

      • Request a book from another university library using BONUS+. This is useful if our copies are out on loan. Requested books are delivered to the University of Melbourne.bonus
      • Graduate students and staff member can request books and articles we don't own via interlibrary loan We ask you to check the availability of books on Bonus+ before you request interlibrary-loans. Requested books are delivered to the University of Melbourne.

      Find copies of books held in Australian libraries using TROVE

      • Borrowing from other Victorian Universities - Get a CAVAL card and then you can visit and borrow books from other university libraries in Victoria.
      • Live Interstate? Borrowing options - Use the ULANZ borrowing scheme to borrow in person from any other participating Australian and New Zealand university libraries. 

      Recommend the library purchases a book.