Our friendly Library staff are here to support you during your time at Murdoch University. From finding the right resources for assignments to helping you with referencing, our goal is to ensure your study success.
Let’s start with the TOP 5 things you should know about the Library.
1. Take a tour
What you'll find at our libraries
24 hour access
Did you know you can access the Geoffrey Bolton Library 24 hours a day? Use your Murdoch ID card to swipe in via the Level 2 entrance near the ECL courtyard. After hours access to the Veterinary Library is available to current Veterinary Science students and staff only.
If you don’t have your own computer, you can use one of ours! We have more than 200 computers available at the Geoffrey Bolton Library. Also make sure you join our Wi-Fi network by logging in with your Murdoch username and password.
2. Find resources for your assignments
The Library offers an extensive collection of online and print resources for study and research.
Library Search is an easy-to-use research tool that gives you access to journal articles, books, ebooks, videos, newspapers and other online resources. Use Library Search as your preferred tool for peer-reviewed academic literature.
My Unit Readings & High Demand collection
My Unit Readings is where you’ll find essential and recommended readings set by your unit coordinators. The High Demand collection holds important print books and recommended readings identified by your unit coordinators.
3. Borrow from the Library
To borrow print items from the Library, use the self-check machines or visit the Library Help Desk. Ensure you return due or recalled items on time to avoid fines or replacement charges.
4. Develop your research skills
Tackling assignments and developing your skills
It can be tricky knowing where to start with your first assignment. Check out our step-by-step guide so you can be sure you're headed down the right track.
Develop your research skills
Need a hand?
If you need help locating resources for your assignments or guidance with referencing, ask our Librarians. They are skilled information professionals who can provide study and research support.
5. Referencing - the right way!
Check with your unit coordinator to find out which referencing style you should use, and follow the corresponding style guide.
How to reference properly
By referencing your research correctly, you acknowledge the ideas of others and ensure the academic integrity of your own work.