Click on the "i" for more information about each database, what subjects it covers, and what types of content it has.
Vea también la caja abajo que se llama "Web resources, open access databases, and search engines" (abajo).
When you have found a promising source in a print bibliography or footnotes, the foolproof method for getting access to the full-text is to search for the Journal TITLE in the Electronic Journals List (search box below). Do not search for the article title, do not waste your time searching JSTOR or other databases.
Fine, M. (1988) ‘Sexuality, Schooling, and Adolescent Females: The Missing Discourse of Desire’, Journal Title:Harvard Educational Review 58(1): 29–53.
If we don't have access to the full-text of the journal, Interlibrary Loan allows you to obtain journal articles at no cost to you. Delivery of most documents is done electronically via e-mail.
When searching open web or internet resources, be sure to use Boolean-style searching when appropriate. Google and Google Scholar have advanced search operators and field searching. Many of the open-access ( or OA) databases listed here have advanced search screens and help menus to assist you.
What exactly is a call number anyway?
A call number is the unique number given to each book in the library. Call numbers are like addresses, they tell you where a book will be located in the library.
Why should I know how to read one?
If you understand how to read a call number, it will be a lot easier for you to find books in the library.
What does a call number look like?
This library uses LC call numbers (LC stands for Library of Congress), which use a combination of letters and numbers. The same exact call number can be written 2 different ways:
A call number that you find in IUCAT (the online library catalog) will look like this:
CT105 .K55 1981
And that same call number will look like this on the spine of the book:
So, here's how you read a call number on the spine of a book:
CT --Read it alphabetically (A, B, C, CT, D, E, F, G, H, HA, HQ, etc.)
105 --Read it numerically (1, 10, 100, 100.5, 105, 1005.10, etc.)
.K55 --Read alphabetically and then decimally (.A23, .A233, .A33, .B4555, .B50, etc.)
1981 --The final line is a date.
And here is how this book would be placed on the shelf:
So now that I know how to read a call number, how do I use it to find books in the library?
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