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CMST 2800: Advanced Public Communication

Resources for CMST 2800

Key Points: "Finding Books" Module

Find Books: Search the catalog and watch how-to videos

Search LINUS, the library catalog

To find books, eBooks, videos and other materials that LMU owns or has on reserve.

 

How to: Searching the Linus Catalog Video

How to: Locating Books in the Library

Not in LINUS or LINK+? Fill out a book request form in ILLIAD* and have it delivered to LMU.

*Please note it can take up to three weeks for a book requested through ILLiad to arrive at LMU.


Book Directory

  • Level 1:  Reference Books
  • Level 2: Main Stacks A - PM, Popular Reading Collection, Curriculum Materials Collection
  • Level 3: Main Stacks PN - Z, Oversize, Archives & Special Collections
  • Basement: Basement Storage

How Are Books Organized?

Library of Congress Classification System

  • The Library of Congress classification system organizes books by broad subject area.

  • Each item is assigned a call number, which is like the book's address.

  • Each call number begins with a letter or multiple letters, followed by numbers and additional combinations

  • Sample Call Number:   HQ784.V53 A53 2007

  • The beginning letters of a call number represent a broad subject area (ie HQ784 is "child development")

Finding E-Books