We're glad you're here! Rita Soenksen, Dan Gall, Jenay Dougherty, and Cathy Cranston are happy to help you get started this morning! Please feel welcome to ask us questions as we go.
We understand that you're working on an essay assignment which involves comparing /contrasting how a poem or poems and A Tale of Two Cities address a particular theme, such as revenge.
To get started, we're going to use the university's library catalog, InfoHawk+, to find resources - just like you would use Destiny Discover to search your school library. Not every single thing in our collection is cataloged in InfoHawk+ but it is a great place to start!
When you locate a book in InfoHawk+, you'll need to take note of a few things in order to find it in the Library.
How to locate a book by its call number
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When you are looking for a print book in our libraries, always start with the beginning of the call number. Books are arranged alphabetically starting with this. For example, all PR call numbers are together, after PP and before PS, and all P’s come after all combinations of N and before all combinations of Q, like this:
P, PA, PB . . . PP, PR, PS . . . Q, QA, QB
When books have identical letter combinations, look to the number line next. Books are ordered using whole numbers on this part. For example:
PR1 PR206 PR1056 PR6037 PR6209
When the beginning combinations of letters and numbers are identical, next look at the part after the decimal point. Books are first ordered alphabetically and then arranged by decimal number (not whole number.) The following call numbers are in correct order:
PR6037.A47 PR6037.A8 PR6037.A86 PR6037.E222
If there are more letters and numbers that follow, repeat the pattern of looking at the letters alphabetically, and the numbers as a decimal number.
PN1301-1333 Literature (General) -- Epic poetry
PN1341-1347 Literature (General) -- Folk poetry
PN1351-1389 Literature (General) -- Lyric poetry
PN6099-6110 Collections of General Literature -- Poetry
PR500-614 English Literature - Poetry
PR521-614 By period
PR1170-1228 Collections of English Literature -- Poetry
PS301-326 American Literature -- Poetry
PS580-619 Collections of American Literature -- Poetry
PS593 By form
PS601-617 By period
PS700-3576 American Literature -- Individual Authors
1st floor scanning stations (gold arrows)
4th floor call numbers P- PS3515
2nd floor call numbers PS3516 - PZ
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