ENGL 1131: Reading and Writing about Latin America (Summer 2017): Finding Books

Start your search from the homepage, or go directly to the library catalog:

Start with a broad search, using just one, or a few, terms.

Use quotation marks around phrases.

If you retrieve a large number of results, add terms to narrow your search.

Fewer terms = broader search (casting your net, widely)

More terms = narrower, more focused search.


Locating in the library stacks

In Olin and Uris, look for the map to the stacks posted next to the elevators and stairwells.

Olin Library houses call numbers A - P
Uris Library houses call numbers Q - Z

Each floor houses double-oversize (call number ++), oversize (call number+) and regular size books. Check your call number and then check the floor map at the head of each floor.

++ call number ranges have green labels at the end of each row.

+ call number ranges have pink labels at the end of each row.

Regular size have white labels at the end of each row.