Go to the library catalogue and search by title, author, or keywords.
Is the at another site or book out on loan? - 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.
The Encyclopedia of Life Sciences features over 5,000 specially commissioned, peer-reviewed and citeable articles in the life sciences and is an essential resource for students.
Search for the title of the journal in eJounals
Try using Library Search to find information on any topic. You will find things that the library has and may not have. Contact the Interlibrary Loan service to see if you can get the resource that the library does not own.
Very few of our resources are freely available to any web user. If you're at home, the easiest way around this problem is to sign into the University's SVE service. Alternatively, some resources may have an "institutional" or "Shibboleth" login option. Use this and log in with your University username and password.
When you enter the details of the item that you want on the catalogue it will display a call number or code that tells you where the item is shelved.
The call number will usually look something like these examples:
TK 2380.45 GAR
B OCEAN (Physical) Kna
Although the codes look different, they work in much the same way: the combinations of letters and numbers gives a location based on the subject content of the item. The items are arranged on the shelves using the call numbers.
The library floor plan will show you where items with particular call numbers are stored
The Hartley Library uses the Library of Congress classification scheme for most subjects: find key locations for biological subjects below.
|Biology, Applied||S - SK|
|Biology, General||QH 308 - 705|
|Biophysics||QT 501 - 621|
|Biotechnology||TP 247 - 248|
QH 581 - 656
QH 540 - 557
QH 366 - 377
QH 401 - 447
QW 1 - 300
QK 711 - 938
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