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Some Useful Books from the Main Library

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Handbook of coastal disaster mitigation for engineers and planners - Miguel Esteban (Editor); Hiroshi Takagi (Editor); Tomoya Shibayama (Editor)
Call Number: USP Lib Gen TC 209 .H36 2015
ISBN: 9780128010600
Publication Date: 2015
This book presents a coherent overview of 10 years of coastal disaster risk management and engineering, during which some of the most relevant events of recent time have taken place, including the Indian Ocean tsunami, hurricanes Katrina and Sandy in the United States or the 2011 Japanese tsunami.

 

Johannes Collection

Johannes Collection is located at the PIMRIS/Lower Campus staff work area.  Please ask staff for assistance should you wish to use or borrow a book from this collection.

Finding ebooks

 

 

 

 

Ebrary  is an online digital library of full texts of over 70,000 scholarly e-books from over 435 academic, trade, and professional publishers.

Topics include accounting, agriculture, banking, biology, chemistry, computing science, earth science, economics, education, engineering, finance, food science, geography, health and medicine, history, information systems, journalism, land management, language, law, library studies, literature, management, marketing, marine science, physics, psychology, politics, population studies, public administration, social work, sociology, sports, and tourism. You can a bookmark sections of the book, copy and paste text, and save sections for later reading when you create a free ebrary account.

You can search for a specific title, author or subject, or browse by one of 15 general topics like "Life Sciences" or "Psychology".

Other USP databases that contain e-books:

*AGORA: Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture

Provides full-text books on multidisciplinary topics including accounting, agriculture, biology, chemistry, development studies, earth science, economics, education, engineering, finance, food sciences, health & medicine, land management, management, marine science, physics, politics, population studies, psychology, public administration, social work, sociology, and tourism. 

*HINARI: The Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative

Provides full-text books on multidisciplinary topics including accounting, agriculture, biology, chemistry, computing science, earth science, economics, education, engineering, finance, food science, geography, health and medicine, information systems, library studies, management, marketing, marine science, physics, psychology, politics, public administration, social work, sociology, and tourism.

IMF eLibrary

Provides full-text of books on multidisciplinary topics including accounting, agriculture, banking, earth science, economics, education, engineering, finance, food science, health and medicine, law, management, politics, population studies, public administration, social work, sociology, and tourism.

*OARE - Online Access to Research in the Environment

Provides full-text books on multidisciplinary topics including accounting, agriculture, banking, biology, chemistry, computing science, earth science, economics, education, engineering, finance, food science, geography, health and medicine, information systems, land management, law, library studies, management, marketing, marine science, physics, psychology, politics, population studies, public administration, social work, sociology, and tourism.

World Bank eLibrary

Provides full-text access to World Bank publications including books on a variety of subjects such as agriculture, economics, education; finance, health and medicine, law, politics, and public administration.

 

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World Catalog search

Use World Catalog to find books in libraries around the world. 

 

Google Book Search

 

Using the Laucala Library Catalogue

The online catalog is used to find books in the library. You can look for a book by title, author, subject, or keyword. Subject Headings are assigned by the Library of Congress and may not be the same word you would use to describe your topic; if you're unsure of the subject heading for your topic, begin with a keyword search.

Examples of Subject Headings

Coastal Zone Management

Narrower Term: shore protection

Related Terms: coast defences, coastal engineering, coastal structures, land reclamation etc.

Oceanography

Narrower Terms: chemical oceanography, coastal oceanography, fishery oceanography, physical oceanography etc.

Related Terms: marine ecology, marine geology, marine environment, oceanographic institutions etc.

Marine Ecology

Related Terms: aquatic communities, marine ecologists, oceanography etc.

Marine Pollution

Related Terms: groundwater pollution, ocean dumping etc.



 

Locating Books

Books (and other library materials) are arranged by call number :a unique "address" that tells you where to find a book on the shelf. The call number is pasted on the bottom of the spine of a book.

When you see a book you want in the library catalogue, the call number is at the bottom of the "holdings" information:

 

Call numbers usually include letters and numbers. Notice that the besides the call number for the book, you will also need to note the location and collection where the book is kept. For the above title, you will find copies of this book in the PIMRIS library and in the Laucala library in the Pacific Collection, the Reference collection on level B and the "General" collection (the books you can check out of the library).

Problems finding a book?  Ask at the main desk at PIMRIS/Lower Campus library or at the Information Desk at the main Laucala library.

 

Understanding Library of Congress Call Numbers

Each item in the University of the South Pacific Library collection has an identification number, known as a call number. Like an address, this number tells you where an item "lives" in the library. The USP Laucala Library uses the Library of Congress system to assign call numbers to materials on the shelves.

The Library of Congress system uses a combination of letters and numbers to identify each item. A call number usually runs four lines when seen on a label.

The first line contains one or more letters (A, HB, Q, M, TK, etc.). These letters represent the main subject of the item. When books have more than one letter, the single lettered books are first on the shelf (to the left), followed by those with double letters
Example: in the N section, the order would be: N, NA, NB, NC, ND, and so on.

The second line is always a whole number from 1-9,999. If the letters on the first line of the call number are the same, the book with the smaller number on the second line is shelved to the left of the book with the larger number.
Example (on a shelf):

N
64
  
is to the left of 
N
101

The third line is always a decimal point, followed by a letter and a number. Books are shelved alphabetically according to the letter after the decimal point.
Example (on a shelf):

N
64
.H4213
is to the left of 
N
64
.M41

If two books share the same letter after the decimal, the book with the smaller decimal number is shelved to the left of the book with the larger decimal number.
Example (on a shelf):

N
64
.H4213 
is to the left of 
N
64
.H47

Example of these four books on a shelf:

N
64
.H4213
N
64
.H47
N
64
.M41
N
101
 

The fourth line may be a year of publication or volume number, with earlier editions and lower volume numbers shelved to the left of later works and higher volume numbers. The fourth line may be a letter-number combination that functions decimally like the third line, but without the decimal point.

The call number used as an example is for a book in the library's collection, Hegel on the Arts, by Henry Paolucci. Its call number unfolds as follows:

 N        = Fine Arts
 64       = Visual arts, general
.H4213  = a letter and decimal representing the author
197    = year of publication

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