Do a preliminary search on your topic, e.g., "Christian perspectives on movies":
View the Descriptions of relevant books and notice the Subjects field:
Then try an Advanced Search using keywords from the above Subject headings:
AND finds all terms
OR finds either term
religio* (* truncation symbol) finds any ending, e.g., religion, religious, religiosity
The library is arranged by subject, using the Library of Congress call number system -- which is used by most academic libraries. Scroll down for an outline of the subject arrangement. More details can be found here.
The letters at the top are arranged alphabetically.
Books having the same letter(s) on the top line are distinguished by the numbers that follow, shelved numerically.
If those lines are the same, the books are distinguished by the letters that follow, which are shelved alphabetically.
If those lines are identical, the next numbers are arranged decimally (not numerically).
|A GENERAL WORKS|
|B PHILOSOPHY. PSYCHOLOGY. RELIGION|
|BH-BJ||Aesthetics & Ethics|
|C AUXILIARY SCIENCES OF HISTORY|
|CB||History of Civilization|
|D HISTORY: GENERAL AND OLD WORLD|
|DJK-DK||Eastern Europe, Russia & Poland|
|DU||Australia, New Zealand|
|E-F HISTORY: AMERICA|
|E 151-||United States History (includes African-American Studies at E 185)|
|F 1-975||United States Local History (includes St. Louis at F 474 & Missouri at F 466)|
|F 1001-||Other Countries (includes Canada, & countries of Central & South America)|
|G GEOGRAPHY. ANTHROPOLOGY. RECREATION|
|GT||Manners & Customs|
|GV||Recreation & Leisure|
|H SOCIAL SCIENCES|
|HE||Transportation & Communication (includes radio & television broadcasting)|
|HF||Commerce (includes business administration, accounting, advertising & marketing)|
|HM||General Sociology (includes mass media communication, public opinion, & public relations)|
|HQ||Family, Marriage, & Women|
|HT||Communities, Classes, & Races|
|HV||Social Pathology, Social & Public Welfare, & Criminology|
|HX||Socialism, Communism, & Anarchism|
|J POLITICAL SCIENCE|
|JF||Constitutional History & Government Administration|
|JS||Local Governments (municipal, etc.)|
|JX||International Law & International Relations|
|KF||United States Law|
|LA||History of Education|
|LB||Theory and Practice of Education|
|LC||Education of Exceptional Individuals|
|N FINE ARTS|
|P LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE|
|P||Philosophy & Linguistics (includes mass media communication, composition, & rhetoric)|
|PA||Classical Languages and Literature|
|PB||Celtic Languages and Literatures|
|PC||Romance Languages (Italian, French, Catalan, Spanish & Portuguese)|
|PD||Germanic Languages (Old Germanic, Norwegian, Icelandic, Danish & Swedish)|
|PF||West Germanic Languages (Dutch, Flemish, Friesian & German)|
|PG||Slavic (includes Russian), Baltic & Albanian Languages and Literature|
|PJ-PM||Oriental Languages & Literatures (includes Egyptian, Coptic, Hebrew, Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, & American Indian)|
|PN||Literary History & Collections (includes prose, poetry, drama, speech, debate & journalism)|
|PT||Germanic Literatures (includes German, Dutch, Flemish, Afrikaans & Scandinavian)|
|QA||Mathematics (includes computer science)|
|QC||Physics (includes light, spectroscopy, meteorology & climatology)|
|QH||Natural History & General Biology|
|R||General Medicine (includes Biomedical Engineering at R856-857)|
|RA||Aspects of Medicine (includes public health & toxicology)|
|RC||Practice of Medicine (includes speech & language disorders, psychiatry & geriatrics)|
|RF||Ear (includes audiology), Nose & Throat|
|RJ||Pediatrics (includes autistic, hyperactive & learning and behaviorally disordered children)|
|TJ||Mechanical Engineering & Machinery|
|TK||Electrical Engineering, Electronics, & Nuclear Engineering|
|TL||Motor Vehicles, Aeronautics & Astronautics|
|TP||Chemical Technology (includes biotechnology)|
|TS||Manufacturers (includes production, industries & products)|
|U MILITARY SCIENCE|
|V NAVAL SCIENCE|
Z BIBLIOGRAPHY (All subjects). LIBRARY SCIENCE
2. Check out the Table of Contents:
You may need to open up the links to full text (see double arrow below). Then select the PDF Full Text (to view the eBook without downloading it):
Use the tools to save, email or print pages.
Click the forward or backward arrows to move around.
EBSCO ebooks help:
1. Searching for ebooks and viewing them online (4 minute video).
2. Downloading ebooks for viewing offline on a device (4 minute video).
3. Ebooks on your ipad (2 minute video).
4. Complete help menu for EBSCO ebooks.
5. Troubleshooting tutorials & FAQs for EBSCO ebooks.
Additional links for downloading EBSCO eBooks:
1. You will need to download (and install) free Adobe Digital Editions.
2. Create a folder account on MyEBSCOhost (5 minute video).
Some of our eBooks are available through the Internet Archive (http://archive.org). Sometimes you can preview part of the book without logging in but if you want to access the entire book, you will need to sign up for a free membership. Follow the instructions below:
After selecting "View eBook" in the library catalogue (WorldCat) you will see the following screen, providing you with options to preview the first several pages or borrow the book (after logging in):
Click the arrows at the bottom right in order to preview the first several pages. This will allow you to determine whether you want to read further:
Login (or Sign up for a free membership):
Sign up for a free membership:
After logging in, you will see the following screen:
After logging in, go back to the WorldCat record and click "View eBook":
You can borrow for a limited amount of time, after which you will automatically lose access:
Now you can view the entire book. Enlarge the text by clicking the magnifying glass in the bottom right:
When you are finished reading, return the book (you will automatically lose access when your time expires):
Once you return the book, you can borrow it again:
The library is now open to on-campus students, faculty and staff.
See our hours here.
Students who choose remote learning still have access to:
In order to mitigate the spread of the virus, the following measures are in place:
We are offering loans to current students, faculty and staff. Visitors are not welcome on campus (including community borrowers, alumni, and past/retired faculty and staff), and if you fall into one of these groups, please return your loans to the front reception desk at the main office (at Security Desk after hours).
We are offering online self-booking of Group Study Rooms. The rooms will remain unlocked and we will not be checking out keys, to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Please respect the bookings of your fellow students.
All items must be returned via the book drop in the stairwell outside the library. Returned items will be quarantined for 24 hours. Check-ins will be back dated to prevent the occurrence of fines/notices during this quarantine period.
If you have fines to pay, we are offering an online payment system.
In order to minimize the exchange/handling of high-traffic loans, we are eliminating Course Reserves. All assigned readings will be made available electronically by faculty through their Discovery course pages.
The library is a public space and face masks are required in all areas including individual study carrels and group study rooms. Plexiglass barriers have been installed at the Circulation Desk and the large study tables.
If you have any questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For help with searching the databases, check the tabs across the top of the Databases page.
Go to the Research Guides for help finding resources related to specific course essay topics.
For help with Ebooks, see the Ebooks help Tabs just above the catalogue search box.
Go to Off Campus Access for more information about remote access to our e-resources.
Interlibrary loan services are restricted to electronic resources.
If you have questions about loans, returns, or renewals, email email@example.com.
For Research Assistance, book an appointment or email a librarian:
Tell us your topic and we'll send you some e-resources and/or search tips.
Peter Turkstra Library, Redeemer University , 777 Garner Road East, Ancaster, ON, L9K 1J4, Canada Circulation Desk Telephone: 905.648.2139 ext. 4266, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org