Using natural language, a single search will return results from a number of different sources. They include
You can refine results of a 'basic' search by using the 'facets' (topic links) on the left. Or you can do an 'advanced search' and prescribe limits to your searching.
Refer to the Library Search guide for help using Search.
Search also allows you to check what materials you have on loan and to place holds.
To find material by subject or topic in SEARCH
select Advanced search, from the first drop-down box select in subject and enter relevant terms. A list terms matching your search will be listed on the left under Topic.
The following are examples of subject headings:
For more details refer to Advanced Search in the Library Search guide.
In Search you can also :
"reading list" mgf1010
The most efficient way to locate material in the library is to use Search, however the following may be useful as a guide when browsing the shelves.
|550.15||Geophysical fluid dynamics|
|551.6||Climatology and weather|
Understanding call numbers
Each book in the library has a Dewey Decimal call number. Call numbers are attached to the spine or front of each item. The call number assigned to an item indicates its subject matter, author, title and date of publication. Books with similar subject content will be near each other on the shelves. Every part of the number is important for finding an item on the shelf.