This guide provides a basic overview of library resources for your First Term Seminar. Don't hesitate to ask a librarian for research help at any step along the way! Feel free to contact me (Anna Hulseberg) directly at email@example.com.
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Books are shelved in general subject categories using the Library of Congress classification system. You may want to supplement your use of the catalog with browsing shelf areas for your topic, for instance, books on the topic Motion Pictures are shelved at Call Numbers PN1993-1999. For instance, here's a book on film adaptation:
Films on DVD:
Tip: The Library has DVD players for you to borrow.
When you have a source with a bibliography, you can see if a particular article from the bibliography is available by looking the journal's name up at the link below. Then you can use the volume and date information to navigate to the article. If we don't have access to that journal, we usually can get it from another library.