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Druid Hills High School

A guide for the IB students of Druid Hills High School.

discoverE

Use the CATALOG TAB on discoverE to find books, journals (titles only, not contents), videos, cds and other materials at all the Emory libraries

Use the COMBINED TAB on discoverE to find books AND articles:

 

You DON'T HAVE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK!!! 

  • Often, scholarly books are simply collections of articles by different authors! 
  • Focus only on the relevant chapters to incorporate research into your assignments.

You can

  • Take photos of book pages
  • Use one of the Bizhub machines (on Level 2 across from the Library Service Desk) to  scan and email book pages to yourself for FREE. Ask someone there for help.

 

Find the books in the Book Stacks -- you need the call number then you can locate the book's location using this Guide.

 

How to Read a Call Number

Thanks to the UCLA Library guide for this summary. CC By 4.0

Library of Congress call numbers are arranged alphabetically and numerically. Read call numbers from left to right and from top to bottom.

Letters in the first line of the call number are alphabetical:

H
45
.E37
1984
HA
155
.A5
1944
HB
21
.A33
1982
HC
13
.S47
1990

Numbers in the second line of the call number are in numerical order:

B
53
.D476
1990
B
785
.L44
M67
1991
B
1201
.B44
W64
1997
B
1246
.R66
1986

Letters in the third line are alphabetical:

KF
240
.B265
1981
KF
240
.C538
1989
KF
240
.S795
1995
KF
240
.T38
1989

Numbers in the third line of the call number are in decimal order. It is important to remember that there is an “invisible” decimal point between the letter and the number:

L
901
.C33
L
901
.C34
1971
L
901
.C343
1976
L
901
.C37
1996

There may be a fourth line of letters and numbers. These will also be in alphabetical and decimal number order.

The last line of a call number may be a year. This indicates the publication date.