Answered By: Kerry Kilpatrick
Last Updated: Apr 16, 2015     Views: 323

When it comes to the library's organization, we arrange our collections primarily into the main collection (circulating books - or more simply, books you can check out), audiovisual collection (VHS, DVDs, and audiobooks), best sellers collection (books on the New York Times' Best Sellers List), and reserve collection (items put on reserve by professors).

All of our items are also arranged by the Library of Congress Classification System, which organizes every item by subject area. The Library of Congress Classification System is filed first alphabetically, then by number. You can read more about the system here, where we answer "How do I use call numbers to find a book on the shelf?"

As for using the online books and resources, you can access the eBooks either by searching the library catalog or by going directly to our eBooks websites (you can try either way by visiting the eBooks page on our website). Use our eBooks Guide for more information on how to browse online and download eBooks to your computer or mobile device!

The article databases can also be found on our website in the "Articles" page under "Find It". You can browse the databases by subject area or alphabetically. Once you've chosen a database, you can then find articles by entering your keywords into the search field. When choosing a database, just keep in mind that not all databases offer full-text articles - to be sure, look for the Icon symbol to find databases with full-text articles!

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