The Library provides access to 1000s of ebooks. You can search for these in the same way that you search for hardcopy books.
If you would like to use one of these books you have two options:
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.
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.
|HF||Marketing, HRM, Accounting|
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.
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.