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Exhibit of Golden Age Bibliomysteries

We are currently exhibiting a selection of books from our Bibliomystery Collection on the upper level of the library, outside the Dean’s suite, room #370. The bibliomysteries are from the Golden Age of detective fiction, a period between the world … Continue reading

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How do I suggest a purchase?

We have several ways you may recommend items for the library to purchase. ~~~ To suggest the library purchase a book, DVD, or database, or to start a periodical subscription, you can fill out the Suggest a Purchase form located … Continue reading

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How do I use the Research Center?

The Research Center is a place to get answers to any questions you have about using the library or doing research. The Research Center Desk can be reached by phone, email, chat/IM, or in person seven days a week, up … Continue reading

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Announcing Demand Driven Acquisition for Books

The library is piloting a new way of purchasing select print books: Demand Driven Acquisition or DDA. To understand how DDA works, it will be helpful to know how most books are purchased for the library.  As has been done … Continue reading

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How can I find foreign language materials in the library?

There are several strategies for finding books, DVDs, articles, or other materials on a topic in a foreign language. A couple of basic tips: When you conduct your search, look to see if you can limit by language either before … Continue reading

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How can I browse new books in the library?

New print books are kept on open shelves in the Main Level for six months after they arrive.  They are then integrated into the stacks on the Lower Level or sent to the Hampden Center.  New books include all those … Continue reading

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How do I use a call number to find a book?

The books in the Main Library stacks are organized by their Library of Congress (LC) call numbers, which are found in the catalog… … and on the book’s spine. 1. When searching the library catalog, you want to be sure to … Continue reading

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