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Finding books, DVD's & magazines on our shelves

Books are located at Elgar and Lilydale Campus libraries. 

eBooks are available to download from any location using your student login


 Browse the shelves

155.4    child psychology    155.418 play
305.231 child development 362.7 social welfare problems
370 education 372 elementary education
649 child rearing 793 indoor games and amusements
808.899 children's literature

Discovery catalogue search tips

There are different ways to search for a book using the Discovery catalogue

  • the title of the book
  • the name of the author/s
  • keywords - words or phrases
  • subject headings - words or phrases used to describe the subject content of a book, DVD or CD

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.

Some tips

Use quotation marks to search for a phrase

"global warming"

Use ? to match a single character globali?ation will match:

· globalisation and

· Globalization


Use # to match one or no character

colo#r will match:

· color and

· Colour


Use * to match different word endings

communicat* will match:

· communicating

· communication

communicated etc.

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.



Referencing your work

Most assignments require you to list the resources you have used for researching a topic and every item used, regardless of format, must be acknowledged. 


New titles in the library

Cover Art
50 Strategies for Communicating and Working with Diverse Families - Janet Gonzalez-Mena
Call Number: 371.192 GON
ISBN: 9780133090277
Publication Date: 2012

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The Hundred Languages of Children - Carolyn Edwards (Editor);
Call Number: 372.210945 HUN
ISBN: 9780313359811
Publication Date: 2011

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The Language of Art - Ann Pelo
Call Number: eBook
ISBN: 9781605544588
Publication Date: 2016

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Positive Child Guidance - Darla Ferris Miller
Call Number: 372.1102 MIL
ISBN: 9781305088993
Publication Date: 2015

Including all children: strategies that work - Anne Vize
Call Number: 371.9046 VIZ
ISBN: 9781925145137
Publication Date: 2016

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Understanding and Using Educational Theories - Karl Aubrey; Alison Riley
Call Number: 372.21072 PRA
ISBN: 9781473905900
Publication Date: 2015

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Early Childhood Play Matters - Kathy Walker; Shona Bass
Call Number: 372.210994 BAS
ISBN: 9781742862859
Publication Date: 2015

Cover Art
Quality and Leadership in the Early Years - Verity Campbell-Barr; Caroline Leeson
Call Number: 372.21 CAM
ISBN: 9781473906488
Publication Date: 2016


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