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When looking for an item in the Library, read the call numbers posted on the ends of each shelving range. These show the first and last classification number of the materials in that range.
Then use the call number found in the catalogue record to locate the item on the shelf.
If you cannot find an item in correct shelf location, please check sorting shelves and trolleys.
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Each item in the Library has an entry in the ANU Library catalogue. A catalogue record holds all the information about a resource. It is displayed on screen in three parts:
1. Title, author, edition and publisher.
2. Access information:
Online electronic resources have links to the full text in this part of the record.
3. Further details including subject headings. Click on each subject to find related items. Click on the author's name to find more titles by this author.
The Library of Congress call number for the above book appears in the ANU Library's online catalogue as: CHIFLEY DU125.G8 H652 2011
To find the book on the shelf you must read each part of the call number, as illustrated below:
the letters describe the general subject area of the book (DU = History of Oceania) - alphabetical order
the numbers narrow the subject area (125 = Ethnography-Australian Aborigines) - numerical order
|.G8||the second part (called the cutter line), narrows the subject area OR specifies the author - alphabetical then decimal order|
|H652||the second cutter line (when present) is also in alphabetical then decimal order|
|2011||year of publication - numerical order|
Please note: items that are part of a special collection, are large or have different format are shelved separately. These include:
Specific shelf locations appear on the catalogue after the building location (e.g. CHIFLEY reference).