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Library Resource Guides: Finding books

Books at ANMF Vic Branch Library

What's the Dewey?

The library collection is sorted by Dewey Decimal Classifcation, which organises materials according to their subject area. This means closely related books will be physically close to each other on the shelves. To help you easily locate resources, library staff have created a postcard that lists the different DD classifcations relating to your different subject areas.

Search the library catalogue

To search the library catalogue, enter keywords on your topic.

You can then narrow your search results using the options on the left column of your results page.

For more help, see the How to search the library catalogue tutorial

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Search Trove

Trove is the National Library of Australia's free discovery service for the public.

You can search from the collections of Australia's libraries and worldwide online sources.

  • check if a library near you holds an item

Electronic Books at ANMF

The ANMF Library provides access to a growing collection of e-books.

Advantages of e-books

  • available online via the internet 24 hours a day, from any location off site or on.
  • allow more that one user at a time (up to 3)
  • e-books can be dowloaded to mobile devices (iPad, smart phones) for offline viewing
  • no need to physically come and collect from the Library 

Check out the EBook Central e-book library guide

Why use Electronic Books?

The benefits of using e-books:

  • access is 24/7
  • access from anywhere, on any device
  • search within full text
  • keep electronic notes
  • copy and paste the formatted citation
  • no heavy books to carry or return
  • no library fines

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