Enter two or three keywords in the search box. You may need to try different combinations of words to find exactly what you're looking for. To limit your search to books, check the box next to "Books/eBooks" in the "Material Type" panel.
Once you've found a book you're interested in, write down the "call number" provided. This is the address where that books lives on the shelves.
Look for the signs on the ends of the rows to help you find the shelf that has your book.
Books about similar subjects are grouped together on the shelves, so take a look at the books beside the one you were initially interested. Chances are good you'll find other relevant sources nearby!
If you need help, ask a librarian or staff member at the main desk on the library's first floor.
It's very possible that you may need to loan books from other libraries to research your body of water. You can do that through a process called interlibrary loan (where we loan books for you from other libraries)!
Try looking in some of these places to find books you need for your assignment:
Stop by the Ask Us desk where a librarian will be happy to assist you with finding a book, locating an article, or any other information need you might have.
|Electronic Book / ebook||Available directly from catalog. Just click on the link that says "click here for full text."|
|Juvenile Stacks||Items shelved upstairs in the Juvenile Collection. Contains juvenile books and juvenile audio-visual materials.|
|Kindle||Kindle books are preloaded onto Kindle devices and available for loan at the circulation desk.|
|Newspapers||Located in the popular reading area on the first floor.|
|Periodicals||Journals and magazines. Be sure to check to see if they are located on the first floor or in storage. Current issues located in the popular reading area.|
|Popular Reading||Popular books available for check out. Located on first floor.|
|Reference||Collection of items that provide general information on a variety of subjects and do not circulate.|
|Reserve||Items placed at the circulation desk by your professor for a specific course.|
|Special Collections/Vault||Archives and rare materials. Do not circulate. Ask for assistance.|
|Upstairs Stacks||Circulating books, videos and dvds located on the 2nd floor.|