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Educational & Instructional Leadership

A guide for students enrolled in Instructional Leadership or Educational leadership courses.

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Information about accessing Print resources while our physical libraries are closed.

Finding eBooks

  • 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

Finding and using eBooks

 Library Guide on eBooks

Keyword Search Strategies

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

school system* AND instructional leader*
leadership AND classroom instruction
instructional leader* AND student achievement
leader* AND school performance
school improvement AND evaluation
curriculum AND leader* AND school*

Tips For Building Your Search Statement

Use truncation to extend search results - e.g. Leader* will retrieve Leader, leaders and leadership

Add "quotation marks" to retrieve a specific phrase.

Use the term OR to find synonyms or alternative terms- e.g. school performance OR key performance indicators OR KPI

Use brackets around alternative terms to create order in your search - e.g. (leader* OR principal*) AND teacher effectiveness

Browsing the Shelves

You might like to browse the shelves of the general book collection in the Gilbin Eunson Library. Try exploring at the following call numbers.

344.0407 Australian educational law and legislation
371.106 Teacher participation in administration
371.2 School management and organization
371.2012 School principals
371.207 Educational planning
378.1 Higher education and administration
379 Education and state
379.15 Educational change



Further borrowing options

  • Graduate students and staff member can request books and articles we don't own via interlibrary loans Requested books are delivered to the University of Melbourne Library for collection.
  • 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. 
  • Want us to buy a book? Fill in the Orders Request form.

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