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:
Prearranged Library Pickups at the Front Reception Desk: While the library remains closed, students and faculty/staff can request books (firstname.lastname@example.org) and pick them up at the front reception desk (Jane Haanstra) before 2pm, Mon-Fri, AFTER they get an email from library staff saying their loans are ready to be picked up.
For help finding library resources, email a librarian: Marlene Power (email@example.com) or David Purdy (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Returning Loans: Items can be returned in the return slot in the stairway outside the library. If library materials are neither overdue, nor requested/on hold by another borrower, they will be automatically renewed up to the maximum number of renewals. For details, see Library Services & Polices.
Overdue fines: Fines can be paid online.
Students, faculty and staff can also access e-resources:
If you have any questions, email us at email@example.com.
Visitors are not welcome on campus due to Covid-19 restrictions. This means that we cannot offer library privileges to community borrowers, alumni, former/retired faculty and staff.
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 Tabs just above the catalogue search box.
Go to Off Campus Access for more information about remote access to our e-resources.
If you have questions about loans, returns, or renewals, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com