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College Level Research - Getting Started!: Finding Books

Use this guide to get your research started. Included in this guide are some helpful tips to get you well on your way to writing a great research paper!

What is a Call Number?

McGrath Library Uses Library of Congress Call Numbers to tag books and locate them on the shelf. Below is the anatomy of a Call Number

Below is a chart of the Library of Congress Call Numbers and Subjects

Finding Books

McGrath Library uses an online search engine to search through our 37,000 book collection by subject, title, or author.  Click on the link above to search for books. By using the Call Number provided on book record, you can locate where the book is shelved in the Library, or just ask a Librarian to help you find it! 

McGrath Tutorial on Using the Online Book Catalog to Find Books

McGrath Tutorial on Finding Books by Call Number