LibrarySearch offers a streamlined interface for finding books and other media that combines the collections of UO Libraries and Summit 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]:
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:
|Biography||Handbooks, manuals, etc||Social aspects|
|Case studies||History||Social life and customs|
|Diaries||In literature||Study and teaching|
|Dictionaries||Law and legislation||Statistics|
Library of Congress (LC) Call Numbers are like an item's address to help you find where it lives on the shelf. Each letter stands for an academic discipline. In the image below, L is for Education, LD is for Individual Institutions - United States. Can you guess which institution is at LD 4363 .U55 2006?
To read a call number, read the number from left to right or top to bottom as follows:
Lastly, the shelf is organized from top to bottom in sections, so you'll zig-zag down each section to look for your call number before moving to the next section.