Deakin University Library


We have brought back the Catalogue search option

2014-05-06 10:20:36

You spoke and we’ve listened. During our recent Search upgrade we received valuable feedback from our staff and students. As a result of your feedback, you’ll notice that our Search box now has a Catalogue search option.

Why do we have this option?

While Library Search is great for discovery and getting quick and easy access to a huge range of articles, we understand that sometimes you want to find books or journals that have short, common titles.

In these instances you should try the Catalogue search option. By choosing this tab, you’ll be searching just the Library catalogue – in other words, just books, DVDs, and journals. Because the size of the database you are searching is a lot smaller, those hard to find journals or books are found easily.

You can also quickly narrow your search using some of the traditional options, like keyword, title, author and subject.

Benefits of using the Catalogue search option:

  • Find known journal titles that have short titles or common words, e.g. Nutrition, or Ethics.
  • ISBN/ISSN searching.
  • You can specifically limit your search to just traditional catalogue items – Books, e-books, journals, DVDs, kits, etc.

When is Library Search a better option?

  • When you want to include articles and reviews in your search results.
  • If you are a Deakin student and want access to Unit material, simply type in your unit code.