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Beginning Research: Locate Books, Scores, Audio and Media Items

Help for beginning research on your essay, paper or thesis.

Library Catalogue Search

How to locate a specific book

Click on the image below to watch a tutorial on how to find a specific book in the library:

Screen shot from a video tutorial on how to find a specific book in the library.

Note: You will need to enter your University of Melbourne username and password, and the video will open in a new tab.

How to find...

Click on the link to learn more about finding a book, music score, or other printed resource; a DVD or video; or a soundrecording

How to find a resource in the library

If you have found a resource in the library catalogue that you want to find in the library:

  1. Note the call number, such as: 620 BROC.
  2. Click on the location link, such as: UniM ERC f.
  3. Then a window will open explaining which library and collection the item is in, in this case: Eastern Resource Centre, folio collection.
  4. You can then click on a link to view the library location on a campus map and a floor plan of the floor where the item is located.

A screenshot of a library catalogue record highlighting the call number and location link.


A screen shot of the page showing the location of an item in the library.

DVDs & Videos at the University of Melbourne Library

The easiest way to find DVDs/Videos in the Library Catalogue is to do a keyword search.

Finding DVDs

Finding Recordings in the Library Catalogue

To find sound recordings, the easiest way is to do a Keyword search

Finding CDs