FindingBooks<br />LIBR1101<br />
Organization<br />Academic libraries organize books by subject using the Library of Congress (LC) Classification Schedule ...
What do these numbers mean?<br />QC231.P37 2009<br />
Here’s a Hint<br />The  Q indicates the subject of this book is science<br />(Trouble reading this? You can find the class...
Another Hint<br />The C indicates the subclass of the book is physics.<br />So, this book appears to be a  book about phys...
Searching for books<br />Ingram Library’s catalog is called GIL and can be accessed here https://gil.westga.edu/ or throug...
How Do I Find the Book on the Shelf?<br />Once you locate a book in GIL, you’ll want to get it at the library.<br />You no...
Call Number Tutorial<br />This tutorial from the University of Pittsburgh will help you understand how books are placed on...
What if Ingram Library Does Not have the book I want?<br />Try the GIL Universal Catalog - https://giluc.usg.edu/<br />Thi...
What if I can’t find books I need in GIL or Gil Universal?<br />You can find titles of books and other titles held by libr...
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  1. 1. FindingBooks<br />LIBR1101<br />
  2. 2. Organization<br />Academic libraries organize books by subject using the Library of Congress (LC) Classification Schedule <br />Remember concept searching and assigned subjects? With books, the assigned subjects are Library of Congress Subject Headings<br />
  3. 3. What do these numbers mean?<br />QC231.P37 2009<br />
  4. 4. Here’s a Hint<br />The Q indicates the subject of this book is science<br />(Trouble reading this? You can find the classification outline at <br />http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/ )<br />
  5. 5. Another Hint<br />The C indicates the subclass of the book is physics.<br />So, this book appears to be a book about physics.<br />If you go to GIL and enter the Call Number in the Exact Search box, you will see the book’s title is<br />Good Vibrations: The Physics of Music by Barry Parker<br />
  6. 6. Searching for books<br />Ingram Library’s catalog is called GIL and can be accessed here https://gil.westga.edu/ or through the library’s web page http://www.westga.edu/library/<br />There are 3 ways to search GIL<br />Quick Search – enter keywords in blank<br />Keyword Search – allows use of Boolean Operators and searches by subject, title, author and other categories<br />Exact Search – allows searches using title, journal title, author, subject, call number, ISBN, and ISSN<br />
  7. 7. How Do I Find the Book on the Shelf?<br />Once you locate a book in GIL, you’ll want to get it at the library.<br />You now know the book Good Vibrations: The Physics of Music by Barry Parker is with the science books, but you’ll need to know a little more about how call numbers work to find it on the shelf, so be sure to go to the LC Tutorial link in the Week 6 learning module to learn more.<br />
  8. 8. Call Number Tutorial<br />This tutorial from the University of Pittsburgh will help you understand how books are placed on the shelf.<br />http://www.pitt.edu/~ford29/SatchLCall/COMPLETE/<br />
  9. 9. What if Ingram Library Does Not have the book I want?<br />Try the GIL Universal Catalog - https://giluc.usg.edu/<br />This will search all catalogs of academic libraries in the state of Georgia<br />If you find the book you want in GIL Universal, you can use GIL Express to request the book, which usually arrives in 2 days<br />
  10. 10. What if I can’t find books I need in GIL or Gil Universal?<br />You can find titles of books and other titles held by libraries worldwide using the WorldCat database, which can be accessed through Galileo & Databases link on the library’s web page<br />If the book is not available in a Georgia university library, you won’t be able to use GIL Express<br />In that case, you may try to access the book through Interlibrary Loan, or ILLIAD<br />

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