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Education & Curriculum Studies: Finding Books and Encyclopedias

Researching in the discipline of education

Education research is often complex. You are required to understand and access a range of different sources. These include books, academic journal articles (published research), syllabus documents, curriculum resources, research reports from educational organisations and government departments aswell as statistical data & social statistics.

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Dictionaries and encyclopedias

Locating Books

Books and other resources on your topic can be located by searching your key words or phrases in our library catalogue using Advanced Search: select the Material type (e.g. Books, or Book Chapters) to focus your search. Look at the subject field of the library record for links to more books on the topic. If the title you want is unavailable or at an off-campus location click on 'Request options'.

Find more books on your topic from Libraries around Australia and the internationally by searching Libraries Australia and request items not held in our collections via our Resource Sharing service.

Library eBooks

Use Advanced Search to access our full range of eBooks, search for the book by title or keyword/s select Material Type BOOKS.  

The Library's eBooks come in a variety of formats, chapters can be viewed in HTML format or PDF files that can be saved to your computer; or download the whole book.

Our eBooks are accessible 24/7 from anywhere for staff and currently enrolled students. For more information about eBooks including troubleshooting, see the Library's eBook Help Guide.

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