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Business, Accounting, Finance, Management & Marketing: Books

About ebooks

The Library provides access to 1000s of ebooks.  You can search for these in the same way that you search for hardcopy books.

How to use eBooks

Interactive tutorials using examples from major eBook providers:

A complete list of our eBook collections is available, as well as information on access and passwords.

Books at Other University of Southampton Libraries

Most useful books are at the Hartley Library but you will also find some management books at the Health Services Library (General Hospital) and some marketing books at Winchester School of Art.

If you would like to use one of these books you have two options:

  1. go to the other Library with your University ID card
  2. place on Hold on the book using WebCat and we will bring it to Hartley (normally within 48 hours)

How can I find a book?

Search WebCat.  You will also find books on DelphiS.

WebCat is the Library Catalogue.  It lists the books, ebooks, journals, DVDs, CDs, software and other resources held at all of the Univerisity of Southampton libraries. 

DelphiS searches WebCat and many of the Library's literature databases simultaneously.  You will find many journal articles, conference papers, reports and other resources that are not available via WebCat.

WebCat Help

WebCat help guides and online tutorial

Cannot Find What You Are Looking For?

  • Is the book out on loan? - Place a hold
  • Is the book at another library site? - Place a hold
  • Is the book not held by the library at all? - Use the Inter library loan service to borrow it from another library
  • Recommend a book? - Contact your Academic Engagement Librarian if you would like to recommend a book we should buy for the library.

How are the Books Arranged

The Hartley Library uses the Library of Congress classification scheme for most subjects.  The books are arranged by codes called 'call numbers'.  Here are some of the most important call numbers.

Call Number     Subject     
HD Management, Economics
HF Marketing, HRM, Accounting
HG Finance
HJ Public Finance

Floor Plan

Most of the books with call numbers beginning with H are on level 3 of the Hartley Library.

If WebCat says that a book is 'short loan' it will be in the Course Collection on level 2. 

Call Numbers Explained

When you find a book on WebCat (or DelphiS), you will see a call number or code that tells you where the item is shelved.

Most call numbers begin with a letter (or letters), that relates to a subject.  Numbers placed after the letters represent more specific areas within the broad subject.  The last 3 letters are the first letters of the author's surname, e.g.

HF 5410 JON – Marketing

HG 8011 SMI - Insurance

Books are arranged first in alphabetical order of call number, then numerically, e.g. HD 99 comes before HD 100.

The library touch screens and floor plans will show you where items with particular call numbers are stored.



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