You can begin your research by typing your term(s) directly into the search tool:
This will look through,
and display your results like this:
As you can see, a lot of results have been returned (nearly 11 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 searching in this way 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 within the Library catalogue only, click on the link to the catalogue under the main search tool:
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 select an eBook title:
Clicking on the link shown under Access Online will open up the eBook for you to read online. 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 a scanned copy of the article or book chapter.
Before making a request, check: