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Basic search: enter any search term(s) and hit ok.
Advanced search: enter relevant search term in the appropriate field and hit search.  Here you can also limit your search results to, for example, year or material type.
New items list: recently acquired materials can be found here.
Journal search: this is a browse by title search for all currently subscribed journals, both print and online.

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Finding materials on the shelves

Collections are identified with a prefix to the call number.

Loan items: (Museum staff only)

no prefix = general book collection (open shelves)
S = Serial/journal Ccllection (compactus)
PAM = Pamphlet (less than 50 pages)
NMA G = Books published by the Museum (co-located on NMA stand)

Not for loan items:


REF = Reference collection (open shelves)
ATLAS = Atlas collection (reading room)
CD / DVD / VIDEO = Audio visual material (located on back wall)

Please do not return items to the shelves. Place items on the reshelving trolleys for the Research Library staff.

Special collections (not for loan)

AIA = Australian Institute of Anatomy
BALD = Baldwin Collection
CON = Conservation
CUMMINS = Cummins Collection
EDWARDS = Edwards Collection
FINCHER = Fincher Collection
FITZ = Fitzhardinge Collection
FRENCH = French Collection
GAMMAGE = Gammage Collection
GINMAN = Ginman Collection
HIND = Hindwood Collection
ILLICH = Illich Collection
INGLIS = Inglis Collection
MACK = Mackenzie Collection
McCARTHY = McCarthy Collection
MACKANESS = Mackaness Collection
POPE = Pope Collection
PRICE = Price Collection
PRITCHARD = Pritchard Collection
RARE = Rare Collection 
RIDE = Ride Collection

These items are only available upon request, contact Research Library staff library@nma.gov.au

More information on our Special Collections is available here.


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