The Hartley Library uses the Library of Congress classification scheme for subjects other than Education, which uses Dewey Decimal Classification. Key locations for titles of interest to Gerontology students are listed here. However, when looking for relevant titles, you MUST use WebCat. It will give you a call number. Do not simply browse shelves.
|HQ 1060-1064||Social Gerontology|
|BF 724||Psychology of Ageing|
The H (social sciences) books are located on Level 3 of the Hartley Library. The W (medical) books are also on Level 3. Remember that not all useful books are located in the H or W section, so you may have to go to other sections and floors of the Library. Some relevant books may be located in other University of Southampton site libraries. Use WebCat so that you be sure of finding what you need.
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.
These titles are useful to get an understanding of a topic. Click on a title to use.
The Library has many dictionaries, encyclopaedias and biographies, including language dictionaries, subject dictionaries and specialist encyclopaedias. Some are in hardcopy. The titles below are available online.
These are some of the key texts available as ebooks. Click on a title to use.
PhD/ MPhil theses
Undergraduate/ taught masters dissertations