Web Catalogue

The Web Catalogue tells you what is in stock in the LRC and where to find items either on the shelves or online. You can use the web catalogue anywhere with internet access but we also have dedicated computers in each LRC.

When should I use it?

Use it to find books on reading lists or if you have been asked to research a topic but you don’t know where to start.​

How do I search the Web Catalogue?

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

Don’t worry if you don’t know all the details, just type what you know but be sure to separate your words by the word “AND”. For instance if you thought there was a book about performance arts by Chapple, just type Performance AND Chapple.

What information do I need to write down?

The details you will need are shown below. In this example the book is located at the University Centre in the Main Collection and you will find it on the shelf at 792.01. The book is available for loan for 3 weeks.

How are the books arranged on the shelves?

Books are arranged by shelf mark 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 shelf mark 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 our E-Library page.

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 and 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].

For full details of referencing click here. ​​​