How to Get the Book

  • Online? Look for the full text link under Availability.

  • In print? Look for library name, call number [book location] and availability under Availability. 

  • Look for subjects, tags that organize books about a given subject--useful for finding additional resources.

  • Checked out or otherwise not available? See our other options for borrowing materials.

  • Save or send yourself the citation via email or export it to a citation manager

catalog record online book

catalog record for print

Need to find it on the shelves?

If you need to find a physical item on the shelves this guide (though designed for Olin Library) explains the general process. Their library research guide also explains, 

"We use Library of Congress call numbers to shelve our books and bound periodicals. For a brief introduction, ask at reference for our Library of Congress Classification handout or see this web site: Library of Congress Classification Outline."

When you find a book's library location and call number, you can go to the library and look at the stacks maps to see where that call number is located in the library. 

Library catalog call number example: Mann Library QH308.2.M23 2016

stacks map for Mann library showing location of QH call numbers