To find a print book on your topic, you need to use Unitec LibrarySearch catalogue to find its location and call number.
Step One: Find the book in the library catalogue.
Step Two: Find its location and call number
Step Three: Get the book from the shelf
Sometimes, you may find a very useful book on your topic and you want to find more similar ones. You can do this in several ways.
Option One: Subject Heading
Option Two: Virtual Browse
If the original book is a physical book, you can use the virtual browse function to find more books close this this call number.
Option Three: Browse the physical shelf
Books are organised by subjects, so you can always find similar books on the same shelf.
Copies of some student research assignments called "Student Reports" are kept by the Library. These reports are held in storage and you will need to request them. You can find these as follows:
You can tell a book is available in any one of these three ways:
There is an auto-citation function within LibrarySearch. Follow below steps to access the auto-citation function.
Note*: the auto-citation function is not accurate. It is just a starting point which gives you some idea on how to cite the material. Please use our Referencing and Citing Guide for more professional examples.
A call number is found on the label on the spine of a book, facing outward on the shelf. It is the combination of a number and letters that you can use to find the specific book on library shelf. Items are shelved in call number order.
All physical items in Unitec Library are organised using the Dewey Decimal Classification System. Every book's call number starts with a three-digit number, followed by various letters and/or number combinations. The numbers indicate subject areas. The letters are based on the surname of the author or the first word of the title. See a summary of the Dewey Decimal Classification.
You can find the call number of a book in LibrarySearch, the library catalogue. It is located under the title and it follows the availability and location details.