The search box on the Library homepage defaults to the FindIt tab:
FindIt searches through:
Enter your search term(s) into the box. Click on the magnifying glass or 'enter' to return your search results.
As you can see, a lot of results have been returned (nearly 8 million), so it is important to refine your search to improve the accuracy of your results. There are a number of ways to do this. Check out these tips to improve your searching.
Note: Although FindIt will include books from the Murdoch Library in the search results, you may find it more useful to only search the Library catalogue (see below).
To search the Library catalogue, you will need to select the 'Library Catalogue' tab:
If you are searching for a known book, you can use the radio buttons to search by 'Title' or 'Author'. However, if you are doing research on a topic and want to see what resources are available, you can do a 'Keyword' search by simply entering the term(s) you are interested in. See for example, a keyword search for 'economics' above.
The results provide a lot of information on how to find the resource:
An example of what you will see if you were to click on one of the above eBooks:
Clicking on the link (shown in the blue rectangle above) will open up the eBook for you to read. Different eBooks will use different interfaces, so they may look different when you open the link.
Please refer to our eBook guide, which provides advice on how to access and use the different eBooks.
A small number of online resources are not available for access outside Australia. If a resource is not available to you, you will see the following message when you try to access it:
In this instance, you will need to consider requesting the item.
Before making a request, check to see if your article is already available online:
If it is not available online: