|Your reading list should be the first place you go to look for books. They can be found on your Moodle module sites. You can search the Reading Lists database here.|
|From here you can access the library catalogue to see if the book is available. If it is available as an e-book, you can access the online version here too.|
The Library catalogues
The Library Catalogue search box can be found on the Books and e-books tab.
The Discovery Service search box can be found on the Find Journal Articles tab.
|The Library Catalogue||The Discovery Service|
|Searches the library catalogue||Searches the library's Discovery Service|
You can find:
You can find:
The Discovery Service will return thousands of results. So to search for books, use the Library Catalogue.
If you are searching for a particular book, type in the author's surname and a few words from the title. Note: the search box will not recognise abbreviations or punctuation. If you are searching for books around a particular subject, eg. urban regeneration, type these keywords into the search box.
The catalogue record for each title will give you the Class Number of the book, how long you can borrow it for, and whether it is Available (ie. on the shelf). Use the library map to find the correct floor. The books are arranged in numerical order. Signs at the end of each bay of books let you know the class number range for that bay.
Key shelf mark numbers for Journalism
Books about the same subject are assigned the same shelf mark (or class number or class mark or shelf mark or call number) number. You'll find the number on the spine of each book.
070.19 Broadcast news
174.9097 Journalistic ethics
303.4833 Digital communications
323.445 Freedom of the press
384.54 Radio broadcasting
384.55 Television broadcasting
621.38 Digital telecommunications
686.2252 Desktop publishing
791.44 Radio programmes
791.45 Television programmes
808 Writing style guides