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Educational Psychology 105: Find Books

Navigating to Books

When using Search@UW, select "Books & Media (UWM)" from the dropdown menu

Locate books on the shelf

How do I find a call number on the shelf?

Follow these steps when you're looking for a book on the shelf.

  1. Find the correct letter combination. L comes before LA on the shelves.
  2. Look for the number -- be sure to look for the whole number. 19 comes before 23 and 23 comes before 2340 (two thousand three hundred forty).
  3. In the last line, first locate the letter and then the decimal. .M371 will come before .M38

This image shows the order in which some sample call numbers would appear: L 19 .M322, LA 23 .M38, LA 2340 .M371, LA 2340 .M38

Getting Your Book

  1. Use the same search strategy for books as you used for finding articles.
     
  2. Gather information to locate books.
    You'll need three things to find books in the library:
     
    • Call Number - the full number
       
    • Floor Location - the first letter of the call number shows which floor the book is on
       
    • Status - make sure the book is Not Checked Out
       
  3. Retrieve your book(s) and take them to the circulation desk.
    You'll need your UWM ID card to borrow books.