NBC1112 Building Science: Books & e-books

A Library guide for Building Science

Books recommended by the lecturer

Other recommended books on the unit's topics

Dictionaries, Handbooks & Encyclopedias

Dictionaries, handbooks, manuals and encyclopedias can be used for gaining the background information for the problem based learning tasks or projects. They are useful as they often provide essential factual information, definitions, concepts and technical details.

Print and Electronic Books in the VU Library Collection

The library provides access to print and electronic books.
You can borrow print books from any of our campus libraries.
E-books are our preferred format for purchase. The e-books that VU Library holds are available for online reading either on and off-campus. You can also download some e-books for a set period of time and read them on your own devices, such as a laptop, tablet or smartphone.The e-books are accessed through different e-books providers and have different restrictions about downloading and printing.

To read an e-book online, click on the Online Access link provided on the e-book's bibliographic record page, e.g.:

Image: Click on the Online Access link to read an e-book online, or download it for a specific period of time, if the 'download' option is available.

Need some help using e-books? Check out our e-books page.

Transcript for how to find an exact title on Library Search video

How to find a print book at Footscray Park campus library

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In this presentation you will see how to find a print book at Footscray Park campus library.

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You can search for books on the library’s homepage by typing in a title, author or simply entering keywords.

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Type in your key words. Choose ‘books and e-books’ button and search.

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Scroll down the screen to the ‘Library branch’ heading and choose Footscray Park. The page will update.

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A call number shows the location of the book on the shelf. This book is available to borrow. If the book is not available, you can place a hold.

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For further information, please contact us through ‘Ask a Librarian’ service or talk to a rover or library staff member if on campus. 

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