LRC Search is the new way you can search for and access the entire LRC stock, all in one place. This includes our e-resources and physical stock which you’ll find on the shelves in LRC3 and LRC4.
The LRC Search will help you to find books, journals, newspaper articles, dissertations, videos, films, music and many more types of resources to support you with your studies.
You can use LRC Search 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.
If you need any further help with searching the LRC stock you can read more about it here.
How do I use LRC Search?
Just type a topic, author, subject 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 the example in the picture below, the book is located in the Main Collection (LRC3) and you will find it on the shelf at 778.5347. The book is available for loan for 3 weeks and is currently not checked out.
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. Contact the LRC for further help if you need it.
How can I find ebooks?
You can search for ebooks on LRC Search. Just limit your search to ebooks by selecting from the drop down menu. Alternatively you can select ebook sites from our E-Library page. If you want more information on this you can read more here.
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….
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.
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.