Answered By: Emma Sansby, BA (Hons) MA MCLIP
Last Updated: 06 Nov, 2019     Views: 11

If you know the title, go to WorldCat and type the title, or some words from the title, plus the author's surname (if you know it) into the search box and press enter. If it's a long title don't enter the whole thing, just the first few words or some key words.  For example:

  • study skills cottrell
  • curious incident haddon
  • brief history hawking

Any results will be displayed on the screen. Look for the Format filter and check the Print book box. This should refine your results to print books only.  Click on the title of a book you are interested in and look in the 'Check Availability' section.  This will display details of any copies on the shelves. Note down the 'call number' and location (e.g. main collection, teaching resources collection) and then go and look for the item in the Library.

If you need help finding the correct area of the Library or the call number (aka the 'shelfmark'), ask a member of staff. Main collection shelfmarks from 0 to 613 are located on the ground floor and 614 to 999 are located on the first floor.

If you aren't looking for a specific book but instead want to find books on a particular topic, enter keywords into the search box instead.