What are ISBN and Course Reserve searches, and how do I do them?
To perform these searches, click on 'advanced catalogue search' under the catalogue search box and select the relevant tab (ISN or Course reserve)
In this video, two other search functions are demonstrated: an ISBN search, and a Course Reserve search.
Many items in the Library have ISBN (International Standard Book Number) and ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) numbers. These function as unique identifiers, and have been allocated to the vast majority of books published since the early 1970s.
In the example below, we are searching for the ISBN number. If you do not have the full number, type as much of the beginning of the ISBN/ISSN number as you know.
You can search for course reserve materials by the name or course code of the course you are studying, or by the name of your lecturer.
In the example below, we are searching for reserve material by entering the name of the lecturer. The search results will present details of all the courses they are convening. Click on a course code to access details of the materials placed on reserve for this course.
Using Course Reserve materials
Course reserves are high demand materials that have been taken out of general circulation and placed on reserve to maximise their availability to library patrons. Read this guide to finding and borrowing reserve and short loan material.
Course reserve items are either two hour or two day loans.
Want more? In the next part of the module, discover how to use SuperSearch to find books and other physical library items in the library.
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