Books!This lesson will cover:Pros & Cons of Books!Cataloging systems: Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Finding books using H-Cat and our Ebooks collectionThere are two VERY IMPORTANT videos near the endof this presentation. These will demonstrate HOW to search H-Cat and the Ebooks collection. Just click the video image to view!
Books are published!The facts in books have been verifiedVery thorough information on a topicUsually written by someone who isqualified WHY USE BOOKS???
Take so long to get published, they can beoutdated by they time they are released!Tooooooo Looooong (the INDEX at theback can help you find the relevant parts)You might find a book record, but not thewhole book! THE DOWNSIDE OF BOOKS?
Books: We have a system! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzbDdgWiaS0&NR=1
LIBRARY CALL NUMBERS: CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress
CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMSBoth Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal systems organize materials by SUBJECT.
DEWEY DECIMALDewey uses numbers at thebeginning of the call number. 154.634 FRE
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Library of Congress usesletters at the beginning of the call number. HD 4918.E375
Time out: Call Number vs ISBNCall number: ISBN (book standardFound on the spine of the book number)Unique to library Found on the back of the bookBook’s “address” on the shelf Unique to that bookIncludes letters, numbers, periods Book’s individual barcode Includes only numbers (and maybe an x)
Homework:Find two books on your topic and respond to thereflection questionNO Learning activityPlease be sure to view the videos, understand the pros and cons ofusing books in research, and how to search H-Cat and Ebooks.