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Maths Education

This guide has been created to support students enrolled in maths education subjects and courses.

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Search for ebooks


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 searching tips


To find books on a particular subject, use a keyword search on the library catalogue. Keyword searching often retrieves a large number of results. You might need to narrow your search by adding further keywords.


 When searching by keyword use distinctive words that describe the information you are looking for.

Use quotation marks to search for phrases
If you retrieve too many results, try modifying your search by adding more terms

Use the term 'OR' to combine synonyms or alternative terms


As you search, use the information contained in the catalogue fields to determine if something is of interest.

The Author, Call Number, and Subject fields are hyperlinked to enable you to move quickly around the catalogue to look for related information.


Subject headings list the subject descriptions that have been applied to the resource. Click on any of these examples to complete a subject search in the library catalogue.

Mathematical ability
Mathematical readiness
Mathematics -- Study and teaching
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Early childhood)

Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
Motivation in education

Browsing the shelves


These are useful call numbers if you want to browse the shelves.

372.7   Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Primary)
510      Mathematics
512      Algebra
512.7   Number theory
513.2   Arithmetic operations. eg. addition, subtraction etc
513.26 Fractions
515.3   Differential calculus and equations
516      Geometry
519.5   Statistical mathematics
793.74 Mathematical games


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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