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Arts Education

This guide supports prep to year 12 arts education teaching and provides access to tools for arts education research.

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 Strategies

The following keyword search strategies link to search results in the library catalogue.

dance AND learning activit*

(dance OR rhythmic activities) AND school

(dance OR rhythmic activities) AND children

movement education and school

Tips For Building Your Search Statement

Use truncation to extend search results - e.g. danc* will retrieve dance, dancers and dancing

Add "quotation marks" to retrieve a specific phrase.

Use the term OR to find synonyms or alternative terms- e.g. movement OR dance OR rhythmic activities

    Use brackets around alternative terms to create order in your search - e.g. (danc* OR movement) AND school

    Browse by subject

    Browse the catalogue by subject - click on any of these links to view items in the catalogue.

    Dance for children -- Study and teaching.

    Dance -- Study and teaching.

    Music and dance.

    Creative ability in children.