There are different ways to search for a book using the Discovery catalogue
Sometimes you will find using these helpful. For example if you are looking for a book called "On the Surface: Thread, Embellishment, & Fabric Manipulation" and you search for the words 'on the surface' using the default setting of keyword anywhere you will get 99 results (five pages to scroll through). If you use the words 'on the surface' and select title, you will only have 37 titles (two pages) to look through to find the book you want.
Use quotation marks to search for a phrase
Use ? to match a single character globali?ation will match:
· globalisation and
Use # to match one or no character
colo#r will match:
· color and
Use * to match different word endings
communicat* will match:
Limit your results
Catalogue only—tick to see only books on shelf or eBooks
Full Text – tick to limit results to
articles with full text available from databases
Publication date – slide to search for articles only within a specified date range.
Author – Enter an author's name to limit your search to items by a particular author.
Title – Enter an article title or words from a title to limit your search to only items that match that title.
Truncation is represented by an asterisk (*). To use truncation, enter the root of a search term and replace the ending with an *. EDS finds all forms of that word.
For example, type comput* to find the words computer or computing.
Note: The Truncation symbol (*) may also be used between words to match any word.
For example, a midsummer * dream will return results that contain the exact phrase, a midsummer night’s dream.
When you locate an item you are interested in you will see this.
|Extent:||xviii, 183 p. :|
|792.013 AUD||1||Book||On shelf|
Holdings - the library where the item is located
On shelf - item is located on the open shelving in the library
Book Room - item is located in the Bookroom at the rear of the Elgar library - accessible during staffed library hours
Internet - access the item online (your login may be required)
A due date - the item is on loan: place a hold to reserve it when it becomes available
We move books between libraries for you....
If an item you are interested in is located at a library different to the one you usually use, place a hold on the item and choose your preferred library as your pick up location. You will receive an email when the item is available.
We subscribe to several collections of eBooks.
Use the following link to access all these collections: e-Books
You will need to login with your Box Hill Institute ID and password to access most of the collections.
Ebooks also appear in the Discovery catalogue - click on the links in the catalogue to download or read online.
Read our LibGuide to eBooks for more information on how to access eBooks.