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**Research Basics**: Finding Items on the Shelves

Easy to follow guide on how to do research step by step, from start to finish. Choosing and researching a topic, using library materials, finding books and articles, search strategies, evaluating information and more!

Find Items by Call Number

To locate an item in the library, use its call number.  In the catalog, find the location and call number (bordered in red in the example below) of the item you wish to borrow. Then use the chart below to find your item on the shelves.

The catalog listing for each item includes location, status, and call number information. Items located at McKillop Library have the location "Salve." If a book is checked out, its status will list a due date. If an item is not checked out, its status will say available.

For example, using the catalog record below, Song of Solomon would be located on the 3rd FL, right wing, toward the middle/back.


Floor Plans & Maps

Archives - Garden Level 023 & Rm 305
Blumen Collection - 3rd FL
Browsing - 1st FL
Curriculum Resources & L's - 2nd FL
DVDs/Videos - 1st FL
Main Collection A-Z - 3rd FL
Microfilm - 2nd FL
Newspapers/Periodicals (print) - 1st FL
Oversized - 3rd FL
Oversized Reference - 1st FL
Reference - 1st FL
Reserves - 1st FL Circulation Desk
Whitaker Collection - Archives

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