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Research Help: Finding Books

Browsing the Stacks

The Bunch Library collections are organized by subject. 

Art & Architecture N, Ref N 1st floor front side
Religion B, Ref B 1st floor front side
Technology, Photography, Design T, Ref T 1st floor front side
Music M, ML, MT, Ref M, Ref ML, Ref MT 1st floor back side
Language & Literature P 2nd floor
Education L-LT 3rd floor
Juvenile materials items starting with JUV 3rd floor atrium areas
All other materials A-Z minus the subject areas above, Ref A-Z 2nd floor

Finding EBooks

Not on campus, and trying to find ebooks? The Bunch Library is online, just like classes are!

You can use OneSearch to find ebooks. OneSearch is the Library's search engine, which you can use via the blue box on the Library's home page:

After you enter your keywords into the search bar, you can use the Tweak My Results column on the left side of the screen to find ebooks in the library.

Apply these filters to find ebooks:

  • Check Full Text Online under Availability (#1 on the image to the left) 
  • Check Books under Resource Type (#2 on the image)
  • Then hit the green Apply Filters button (#3 on the image)

The list of search results will now be all ebooks. If you need help or have any questions, don't be afraid to contact a librarian!

How to Read a Call Number

Bunch Library uses the Library of Congress (LC) classification system which organizes materials by subject. Each book has a unique call number (shelf address) that uses a combination of letters and numbers to tell you where the book is located and what it is about. Each call number may contain three, four or five lines.

Sample LC Call NumberLine 1: Defines the general subject class and subclass [B = Philosophy/Religion; BF = Psychology]
Line 2: Classification number - defines a narrower subtopic within the specified class [1078 = Dreams]
Line 3: Cutter number - represents the author’s name or the title of the work [.S5 = Ella Freeman Sharpe]
Line 4: Publication Year [1978]
Line 5: Copy number [c.1 - If a library has multiple copies of the same book, these will be identified by a copy number.]

LC call numbers are read from left to right, and from top to bottom. The letters at the beginning of the call number are alphabetical. The numbers immediately following are in basic numerical order. The cutter numbers are sorted first by the letter and then by the number as a decimal.

Learn more about the Library of Congress classification system

Using OneSearch

Not sure how to search the catalog for the books you need? Check out this brief video.