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Communication 103: Where to Search

Library research help for students preparing speeches for Communication 103

Capture: Choosing your search tool

Identify and select a search tool based on the type of information you are looking for.

  • Find background information
  • Search@UW for books and articles
  • Find subject specific databases for specialized articles

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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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