Findit allows you to search across the library catalogue, databases & ebooks, to locate journal articles, books, eBooks, DVDs and other items.
1. Enter your search terms
2. Login when prompted
3. Review your search results
4. Refine your search results
5. Manage your search results
Begin at the FindIT search box on the library homepage
Enter your keywords or phrase, then press ENTER
Before the search results will appear you will need to enter your Melbourne Polytechnic username and password.
Review your results list by looking for relevance in the items you've found.
Also check the formats of the items in your list: are there books, academic articles, or other types of publications? Are they suitable for your purpose?
If you decide that the contents of your search results list meets your needs, start selecting individual items from the list.
However, if you are not satisfied with the quality or usefulness of items in your search results list, try the strategies on the Refine Results page.
There are numerous techniques that you might employ to refine your list of search results. These include:
The Folder enables you to print, email or save details for any of the items listed in your search results.
The Folder sits in the blue toolbar in the top right side of the search results screen. You will need to be logged in with a My Ebsco account to use this feature.
Notice that to the right of each entry in your search result list is a blue folder icon (with a + sign on it). Select this icon each time you wish to add an individual search result to the folder in the toolbar at top of screen.