Appendix A – Library guide and useful sites

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Appendix A. Library guide and useful sites
Access the Monash library @ www.lib.monash.edu.au
The most useful links for undergraduate students are the Catalogue, Reading lists
and Subject Guides and Databases, These links are also available via the Library
tab in your my.monash site. It is a good idea to become familiar with the contents
of these pages as they contain the heart of you success at Monash. The Library
homepage also includes information about opening hours, borrowing conditions,
and links to a wide range of services including classes and workshops to help you
achieve the best results.
The Monash Library Catalogue is your gateway to the library's collections - books,
journals, maps, multimedia resources, databases. In short, everything you will
need for your studies. Searching is fairly straightforward and there is help
available via a link at the top of the catalogue search screens. Once you have
searched the catalogue and found some books or journals, you will need to note
the entire call number, including the name of the collection the item belongs to.
Note that each library contains a number of different collections, (eg.
Serials/journals and books are located in different areas, as are reserve materials,
and the Matheson Library also has an Undergraduate and a Main collection.
There are floorplans of each of libraries on line and printed maps at the
information desks. The Library conducts catalogue classes at the beginning of
each semester and it is worth attending one of these.
The Geography and Environmental Science subject guide, is regularly updated
by GES subject librarian Katalin Mindum. The page includes major resources
such as Electronic Journals, Databases and Internet resources for Geography and
Environmental Science .
Other Useful sites
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Classes and workshops on how to use the library most effectively and also
for assistance with academic skills
On-line tutorial for Citing and Referencing useful for assistance with you
bibliographies
Learning Skills support in the library (also available from the Language
and Learning unit within the Arts faculty)
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