Your subject librarians have designed this guide to highlight online resources at the University of Melbourne Library that are relevant to Energy Systems.
University library services continue to be offered through virtual delivery, with select libraries opening up in 2021 for University of Melbourne staff and students only.
Note: The buttons below will open resources in new windows.
Once you find a good book in the library catalogue, click on the subject links at the bottom of the record to find more items on that topic, e.g.
Most of the ebooks provided by the library can simply be read online using a web browser and/or downloaded, by section or chapter, in PDF format.
To access, download, read, and print most ebooks from the library you simply need:
Some ebook providers require you to check-out or borrow ebooks and use particular software, such as Adobe Digital Editions, to read their ebooks.
However, you will be prompted to do this when you try to access an ebook with special requirements and instructions will be provided.
Find a list of key databases below that give you access to online references works, such as encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, and other fast facts such as reference data, graphs, tables, equations, and material or chemical properties, etc.
To find further reference information you can search:
You can access some key databases directly by clicking the links below:
Click on the buttons below to view a selection of online Science and Engineering eJournals that the Library subscribes to (these will open in a new window). For a complete list of eJournals please visit our A-Z eJournals page.
The databases below provide further information on e-Journals, such as:
Find below a list of useful databases for finding newspaper and magazine articles, television news broadcasts and broadcast transcripts:
Standards are documents setting out specifications, procedures and guidelines. They are designed to ensure products, services and systems are safe, reliable and consistent. They are based on industrial, scientific and consumer experience and are regularly reviewed to ensure they keep pace with new technologies.
Standards cover everything from consumer products and services, construction, engineering, business, information technology, human services to energy and water utilities, the environment and much more.
Key standards databases are listed below, for more information on standards, and how to search for them refer to the Standards Library Guide
A patent is an exclusive right that is granted by a government to an inventor for any device, substance, method or process that is new, inventive and useful. It also provides a legal right for the inventor or creator to commercially exploit the invention for the life of the patent.
This video gives a brief introduction to Espacenet and how it can be used.
Espacenet used the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) is an extension of the IPC and is jointly managed by the EPO and the US Patent and Trademark Office. It is divided into nine sections, A-H and Y, which in turn are sub-divided into classes, sub-classes, groups and sub-groups. There are approximately 250 000 classification entries. This video provides a brief explanation on how it works
The library provides support and services for students and researchers completing more in-depth research for a major project or thesis:
The Eastern Resource Centre (ERC) forms part of the Eastern Precinct Science Student Centre, supporting the Faculty of Science and The Melbourne School of Engineering, and also houses the East Asian Collection.
The ERC is currently closed and being redeveloped as part of the New Student Precinct Project.
The Brownless Biomedical Library houses an extensive collection of print resources in areas such as botany, biology, genetics, medicine, psychology and behavioural science, veterinary science and zoology. Items in this collection are available for 28 day loan. The basement of The Brownless Biomedical Library houses special and stacks collections, as well as a wide range of print journals.
The Science Library in Burnley resources teaching and research through the specialist collections for horticulture and the plants sciences. It provides user-focused services and an inviting environment for student collaboration and study. The Library serves students of horticulture and research students and staff from the School of Ecosystem and Forest Science. The collections' interdisciplinary nature provides a valued resource for programs across the University of Melbourne.
The Science Creswick Library is at the Creswick Campus and supports the School of Ecosystem and Forest Science and the wider University community. Its collections cover the areas of forest and plantation hydrology; community forestry; fire ecology and management; forest industries and wood products; forests climate change and greenhouse research; native forest ecology and restoration; tree developmental biology and forest biotechnology; tree ecophysiology; tree plantations and health.
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