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​Getting Started with Research

A guide to help with the essentials of library research

Finding Books

UO Libraries

LibrarySearch allows you to search for materials in UO Libraries and beyond. You can search by keyword, title, author, or subject. You can limit your search to books, journals, AV materials, maps, and other formats.

Every item has a call number and location.

Knight Library call numbers and locations [maps]:

A-HB ........

2nd floor

HC-PG .....

3rd floor

PH-Z ........

4th floor

Other UO Libraries:

Books, videos, and other materials in library catalogs are assigned official subject headings by the Library of Congress. These subject headings describe an item's content and what it is about, and are useful for focusing research on broader, narrower, or related topics. Look for subject heading links in the library catalog to find more items on the same topic.

For example, the book Dance and the Hollywood Latina has the following LC Subject Headings to describe it:

Subdivisions, or subheadings, are words or phrases which may be added to a subject heading to create a more effective search. Some standard subheadings are:

Abstracts Encyclopedias Research
Bibliography Fiction Sex differences
Biography Handbooks, manuals, etc Social aspects
Case studies History Social life and customs
Diaries In literature Study and teaching
Dictionaries Law and legislation Statistics
Directories Pictorial works
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