Robertson Library has a Reference Collection on level 2 which holds books such as atlases, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, handbooks and pharmacopoeias. These provide basic factual information, define concepts and keywords, and provide an overview of a topic.
These resources are only for use in the library.
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Books give you a good introduction to a topic and explain theories. Dictionaries give you definitions of terms and encyclopedias can give brief background information on your topic.
You can borrow books and audiovisual material from Robertson Library on the Bentley Campus. You will need your ID card to borrow material. First check the library catalogue to find what we hold and if it is available to borrow.
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eBooks are electronic versions of print books that can be read online or downloaded to a computer.
As a Curtin Pathway student, you have access to a large collection of eBooks through the Ebook central database. You will need to login using your student ID and password.
For more information on ebooks, visit our eBooks@Curtin LibGuide.
You can access books and reference works by registering with your local WA public library. You will need to provide photo ID and proof of your current residential address when registering.
To access online reference works such as dictionaries and encyclopedias from home please see the e-Resources page on the State Library of Western Australia website.