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Adding resources to the Library & Learning Commons Course Collection : tutors guide

Library & Learning Commons resources

The collection comprises:

  • Course Collection books
  • digitised Course Collection extracts: access via WebCat
  • Course boxes
  • Film collection
  • Language teaching resources

Humanities resources at the Hartley Library

  • It is essential to your studies that you use the Humanities resources at Hartley Library in addition to the material at the Library & Learning Commons. The Hartley Course Collection contains Course Collection material for music.
  • You will also find Humanities resources at the Winchester School of Art.

Arrangement of Library & Learning Commons resources

  • Course collection books are kept in our quiet study area. Books which are designated quarto (oversized books) or pamphlets are shelved separately from the main sequence. These are indicated by a prefix before the call number: q = quarto, p = pamphlet.
  • Films are shelved within the Film collection area.
  • Course box resources are held within the main area of the library opposite the loans desk. The boxes are arranged in an alph-numeric sequence based on the course code.

How do I find and use course collection stock?

Use :

  •  has separate Course Collection search options. This is the most efficient way of searching for course material. It enables you to search for items for a specific course or lecturer, using either the course code/name, or the lecturer's name
  • all course collection items can also be found using the standard WebCat catalogue search

To view all items for a specific unit / course you should:

  • login to WebCat with your  User Name & Password
  • Select Course Collections
  • Enter the course code, e.g. HIST1080
  • Select Search by Course Code

This will produce a list of all the items (physical and online stock) held for that course. 

Accessing stock available online

Stock available online will have [electronic resource] after the title.

Select the item you wish to access.

To view or download the document, you will need to:

  • Click on the link text 'Online link to document'
  • Click on the file that follows, ending .pdf to open and view the document in full

All documents are pdf files. How these are accessed varies according to your browser.

Accessing print stock

From your search results list, selecting an item which is part of our print collection within a library will display the copy details of that item including:

  • which Library / Course Collection
  • number of copies and their availability, e.g. available, on loan
  • loan type: Course Collection items are generally Short Loan or Reference

Contact details

General enquiries alenqs@soton.ac.uk

Telephone +44 (0)23 8059 5410

Ext. 25410



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