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2.7 Types of references: films, dvds, realia, microfilm, reference material

Films are listed in our catalogue as dvds or videorecordings.  Using advanced keyword searching in the catalogue,You can find a film by entering in the title and selecting material type as DVD/VHS/Image. You can also find films by entering the title in CrossSearch.  Here is an example of a dvd entry found by doing a CrossSearch.



Titanic [video recording]
London?] : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc., c1999. 
Item location: Fisher
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Realia are physical objects which assist teachers preparing curriculum material. Examples of realia are cubes, magnetic letters, flipcharts, measurement tools and so on. Go to advanced keyword searching and enter a keyword. Select material type as Object/Game. You can also find realias by entering the title in CrossSearch. Here is an example of a realia entry found by doing a CrossSearch.



Magnetic lowercase learning letters.
[Brookvale, New South Wales] : [Modern Teaching Aids], [2013?] 
Item location: Fisher Curriculum
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Microfilm and microfiche contain scholarly material as physical films on reels which require special equipment in the library to magnify the film reel. Some older newspapers are on microfilm as are some historical documents, primary source material and theses. Use advanced search in the catalogue to locate microforms by adding the word micro* to your search.

Reference material such as dictionaries, encyclopedias and indexes can be found online as fulltext or in the library collections. In Fisher, a small collection is located in the short loan collection on level 3. It is not for loan. However you can find lots of reference material online.

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