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WAK HIS 204: Introduction to Public History


Search@UW is the library's resource discovery tool; it combines the UW system library catalog and much of our database content into one search tool.  On this page, is an introduction to using Search@UW as well as several videos related to searching for and selecting books.  On the right is the Search@UW search box.

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Finding Books

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


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