How to find books

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How to find books

  1. 1. HOW TO FIND BOOKSRichard FallisMedical LibraryQueen’s University Belfast
  2. 2. Contents1. How to find a book on a reading list2. How to find a book whose title/author you know3. How to find a book on a particular topic4. How to request/recommend a book
  3. 3. 1. How to find a book on a reading listBook lists are available on the Medicine, Dentistry &Biomedical Sciences LibGuideAccess the LibGuide via the Library website: http://www.qub.ac.uk/lib
  4. 4. Click on a year to view reading list(s) for that year
  5. 5. Click on a book title to view catalogue recordi.e. details of how many copies the library has
  6. 6. If book is available as an e-book,click on title to open e-book version
  7. 7. 2. How to find a book whose title/authoryou knowYou can check if the Library has copies of specific books bysearching the Library catalogue, QCat Discover.Access QCat Discover via the Library website: http://www.qub.ac.uk/lib
  8. 8. Type book title and author’s surname into QCat Discover search box; click ‘Search’ arrow
  9. 9. Click book title to view full catalogue record
  10. 10. All copies of book are displayed.‘Check Shelf’ = copy is available to borrow
  11. 11. If book is available electronically, click ‘Queen’sOnline Resource’ to open e-book
  12. 12. 3. How to find a book on a particular topicYou can use the library catalogue, QCat Discover, to carryout a topic search.Access QCat Discover via the Library website: http://www.qub.ac.uk/lib
  13. 13. Type topic into QCat Discover search box; click ‘Search’ arrow
  14. 14. Click ‘Print book’ or ‘E-Book’ to view only results in these formats
  15. 15. 4. How to request/recommend a bookIf all the library’s copies of a book are already out onloan, you can reserve a copy by clicking ‘Request it’ in thebook record
  16. 16. 4. How to request/recommend a bookTo request a book that the library doesn’t have, click‘Request an Inter-Library Loan’ in bottom right-hand cornerof QCat Discover
  17. 17. 4. How to request/recommend a bookTo recommend that the library buys a particularbook, please email full details, including ISBN, to yourSubject Librarian: Richard Fallis Subject Librarian for Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences Email: r.fallis@qub.ac.uk

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