The information on the Library catalogue, informing you about the books that we have in stock, includes a shelfmark (also known as a class number) which shows where an item is kept on the Library shelves. We put a shelfmark sticker on the spine of every book.
To find a book with the shelfmark 370.152/COT:
Check the signs in the Library to find out where the books with shelfmark numbers 300-399 are kept.
Go to the floor/area you need.
Check the signs on the end of each row of shelves, they tell you the range of shelfmarks kept on each row.
If you need to locate material other than books or journal articles, use Library Search and refine your search by the selecting the appropriate content from under the Content Type heading on the left hand side.
Alternatively, look at the appropriate guide below:
Library Search can be used as a starting point for locating information for your assignments. A variety of sources of information can be located quickly and easily. This short video explains what it is and why you should use it when carrying out your research.
Your tutor will ask you to use academic sources for your assignments, which includes academic books and journal articles.
The following videos provide an overview of these types of academic sources.