Books

Whether you are looking for books on a particular topic, by an author, E-Journals

or a specific title the web catalogue is the best place to start

your search.  Listen to a podcast.

 

What is the web catalogue?

How do I search the web catalogue?

How are the books arranged on the shelves?

How can I find ebooks?

Photocopying books

Referencing books & ebooks

 

 


 

What is the web catalogue?  

The web catalogue tells you what is in stock and where to find items on the shelves.   You can access the

web catalogue on the internet but there are also dedicated Web Catalogue computers for you to use in each LRC.  

 

How do I search the web catalogue?

Just type the topic, author or title into the search box. You don't need to login.  

 

If you only know some book details type what you know separated by the word "AND". For instance if you thought there was a book about performance arts by Chapple, just type Performance AND Chapple. 

 

Under the "Holdings" information on the catalogue record you will see a number - this is called a class number. This tells you where to find the book on the shelves. You will also need to note the location. This might be Main Collection, Study Skills etc.    

 

How are the books arranged on the shelves?

Books are arranged by Shelfmark number that appears on the book label. This groups books on similar topics together. For example all books at 792 are about Performance Art, all books about Marketing are at 658.8.   

 

The letters that follow the shelfmark are the first three letters of the author's surname. Books are arranged on the shelf by shelf number and then A-Z by author.  

 

How can I find ebooks?

You can search for ebooks on the web catalogue.  Just limit your search to ebooks by selecting from the Library drop down menu.  Alternatively you can select ebook sites from the elibrary pages - just look for the book symbol.

 

Photocopying books

Under copyright law you can copy up to 5% of a book or one chapter (whichever is less) for educational purposes.

 

Referencing books & ebooks

You should reference books in the following way, note the punctuation and font.  To cite books in your text you refer to the author's surname and date of publication  e.g. Cohen (2002) argues that....

 

Book format

Author's surname, Initial (Date) Title of book: subtitle of the book. Edition. Place of publication: Publisher.

 

Cohen, R. (2002) Advanced acting: style, character and performance.  2nd edition. Boston: McGraw-Hill. 

 

ebook format

Author's surname, Initial (Date) Title of book: subtitle of the book. Edition. Publisher. [Online]. Available from: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/doncaster/ [Date accessed].

 

Cohen, R. (2002) Advanced acting: style, character and performance.  2nd edition. McGraw-Hill. [Online]. Available from: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/doncaster/ [Accessed 13th August 2010].

 

 

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