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INOV 2100: Technical Writing, Proposals, and Presentations: Finding Books

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Exact Phrase Searching

  • Use quotation marks to search for an exact phrase: "United States" or "hydraulic fracturing".

Truncations (aka wildcards)

  • Use an * to search for multiple word endings: A search for sustain* will also find results with the words sustainable and sustainability.

Boolean Operators (ANDs, ORs, NOTs)

  • Use Boolean Operators to build more specific searches in Advanced Search mode.

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Find a Book on the Shelves

To find a print book, first identify the correct section of the library by checking the location of the book. Most books are in the "Main Collection" which is on the 3rd floor.

Reading LC Call Numbers

Books sorted in correct order by call number. The book described in the text below has call number N66 .B634 1999

  • N - describes the subject area: read in alphabetical order
  • 66 -  describes the topic: read as a whole number
  • .B634 - describes the author's last name: read in alphabetical order, then the number as a decimal
  • 1999  - date of publication: read in chronological order

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