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Master of Teaching Secondary

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

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 Ebook central guide for detailed support for using this platform.

Library Catalogue Search

Search the entire collection
Search for ebooks

Keyword search tips: Topic searches

Keyword search tips: Use this type of search to locate resources for a topic. Start with a broad search - if the results list is too large - try adding more keywords to narrow your search.

Step-by-Step: An example search

    Desired result - Resources on effective teaching in high school

    Topic keywords brainstorm -high school teaching, secondary school teaching, teacher effectiveness, effective teaching

    Keywords entered into the search box: high school teach* effective*

    Tip ... Note the use of the asterisk in this search example. This symbol is used to truncate the word and expand results teach* will locate results that include teach or teacher or teaching.


    Narrowing the search - Additional strategies to restrict the search to more relevant items can be used after a general search like the example above (e.g. entering more keywords from the topic brainstorm (above)).

    • Look at the catalogue record of the first relevant item you find, and then scroll down to the subject heading field.  Click on the hyperlink of a relevant subject heading (e.g. Education Secondary).
    Subject headings list the subject descriptions that have been applied to the resource. Librarians use a set of standardised subject headings to classify material. The first subject heading listed is the dominant subject. Click on any subject description to find more material that shares the same description.

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      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 loans 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. 

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      Browsing by subject

      Click the Subject Headings below  to go to a list of resources in the Catalogue

      Classroom Management

      Curriculum Planning


      Effective Teaching

      High School Teaching

      Learning Psychology Of

      Lesson Planning


      Academic Writing

      Browse the shelves under the following call numbers

      370 General Education
      371 School Management
      373 Secondary Education
      375 Curriculum

      Indigenous Australian authors