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Call number and subject searches

What are call number and subject searches, and how do I do them?

  • Call number search: find details of an item based on its individual call number.
  • Subject search: search for materials based on their subject classification.

To perform these searches, click on Advanced Search and select the relevant field under Search filters.

Example search - Call number

In the example below, we have entered the call number for a book. Clicking on search takes us to the full catalogue record, revealing its title as Group problems in crime and punishment, and other studies in criminology and criminal law by Hermann Mannheim.

Example search - Subject

In the example below, we are searching for information on Australian literature and have limited our search to items available in an electronic format.

Your search will generate a listing of materials, based on the keywords you have used in your search. To refine by subject, you choose the subject, in this case Australian Literature from the Subject drop down in the 'Refine your results' section on the left hand side of the screen.

In the example below, there are a list of resources related to Australian literature. 

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