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    • Finding an Item on the Shelf
    • To find an item
    • you will need…
    • the location,
    • the call number
    • and possibly a map of the library.
    • Note: make sure status says available.
    • Use the location and map to determine the correct floor and general area.
    • Use the call number and signage on the end caps to proceed to the correct aisle.
    • How to read a call number…
    • Parts of a Call Number QL 681 .S495 2001
      • What is it?
        • letter(s) determine subject area and subclass
        • first letter is subject: Q = science
        • second letter is subclass: QL = zoology
      • These letters are arranged alphabetically.
      • Q before QL before QR
    • Parts of a Call Number QL 681 .S495 2001
      • What is it?
        • number that narrows subclass
      • These numbers are arranged as whole numbers .
      • QL QL QL
      • 98.6 before 681 before 1193
    • Parts of a Call Number QL 681 .S495 2001
      • What is it?
        • cutter - a decimal followed by a letter and number
        • narrows subject or specifies author
      • The cutter is arranged alphabetically then decimally .
      • QL QL QL
      • 681 681 681
      • .S3913 before .S495 before .S8
    • Parts of a Call Number QL 681 .S495 2001
      • What is it?
        • Copy number, volume number, year, or additional cutter
      • The arrangement…
        • Copy and volume numbers: sequentially
        • Then year
        • Then cutter (rules on previous slide)
      • QL QL QL
      • 681 681 681
      • .S495 .S495 .S495
      • before 2001 before G8
    • Read the call number to determine the location on shelf.
    • Voila!
      • Disclaimer: the library is not perfect and occasionally items may be shelved incorrectly.
      • If you cannot find what you are looking for, please go to the Information desk for assistance.
    • How to find a periodical.
      • Journals are alphabetical by title
      • Then shelved oldest to newest
      • The most recent issue will be in the “current periodicals” section
    • Please ask for assistance when looking for…
      • microfiche
      • government documents
      • curriculum materials
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