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Library resources for Agriculture

Library Search

Use the library catalogue to search for relevant print and electronic books. The catalogue also lists printed and electronic versions of journals and newspapers, videos/DVDs, CD-ROMs, audio materials, slides, maps, and University of Melbourne theses.



Note the different location codes on the catalogue for books in the general book collections in the Veterinary Science Libraries in Parkville and Werribee:

Book location code - Veterinary Science Parkville:  UniM Biomed

Book location code - Veterinary Science  Werribee:  UniM Vet W

Folio (large book) location code: UniM Vet W f (shelved with the general book collections)

Combined search of the catalogue, digital collections, ebooks and some databases



Discovery combines the information from the library catalogue, the digital repository and many databases into a single database so your search is faster, and more thorough. See the Discovery LibGuide for more information.


Keyword Search Tips

To search by keyword use distinctive words that describe the information you are looking for, e.g. :

  • Crops
  • Soils
  • Pastures

Keyword searching often retrieves a large result. You may need to limit your search by adding more words from your keyword list using the ‘and’ operator, e.g. wineries and Australia or wine and marketing.

Browse through the records retrieved and look at the hyperlinked subject descriptions that come with each catalogue record, e.g.

- Crops-- Diseases and pests
- Crops-- Physiology

- Soil Productivity
- Soil Chemistry

- Pastures -- Irrigation
- Pastures -- Seeds -- Research

Click on any subject description to find more material that shares the same description.