Tips for searching the library
The Home page of the library catalogue displays two browse boxes:
New to the library (in the last 90 days)
New Journal issues (received in the last month)
Basic Search – for keyword searching
Here you can search by Author, Title or Subject
You can also search by Other - All; Call Number; Publisher; Notes; Public Note; Summary.
Notes will include details such as 'Available on Computer 20 only'
Public Note – can search by donor name
Summary – an abstract or further information about the contents
you can select to change the number of results on a page
you can change how the results are ordered by Call Number; Title; Author
When logged in using your Member login
- see your Saved Search lists
- MIDAS user Requests
- MIDAS Saved Searches
- See your User Details
We recommend you search the catalogues from home before you come into the library - then you are not using valuable research time doing something you can do in the comfort of your own home at a time that suits you, and can arrive armed with your list of resources you want to check.
Within the library at 2/379 Kent Street CD material is available through the computer systems via the Electronic Resources interface.
Some CDs will not run through this system and they will be found on PC20 (Stand Alone). The library catalogue will indicate this. In most cases the CDs are loaded onto PC20 but occasionally you may need to ask the volunteers for the physical CD in order to run the program. A list of these will be found next to PC20.
Click here to view a podcast about Searching the Library Catalogue