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Library and Information Science: Find Books

Use this guide for help with your LIS courses and assignments.

Book Catalogs

Recommended Books

Google Book Search

Search the DU Online Catalog

Locating Books

Books are arranged by call number, indicated by the blue arrow in the image below. Be sure to check the status of the book, too. If it says "available," the book is on the shelf. If the book is checked out, the status will say "checked out."

Books with call numbers A - N are on the first floor of the library.
Books with call number P - Z are on the second floor of the library.

Call numbers are in the Library of Congress system. Each letter corresponds to a certain subject. For a list of letters and their subjects, see http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/.

Reference books, print periodicals, movies and music are on the lower level of the library.

Finding Books Using I-Share Module

This video will show you how to use the advanced search option to find books at the Rebecca Crown Library at Dominican University. You can also use advanced search to find books at other I-Share libraries. The accompanying handout provides printable instructions.