Search through these databases to get access to Ebooks. After you have identified your keywords for your search, you can enter them into the search boxes in the following databases:
Google Book Search
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).
Science and technology books (like the one shown above) are on level C of Laucala library. There are signs on the shelves showing you where to find QK 473.
Problems finding a book? Ask at the Information Desk.
USP Library Catalogue and Other Book Sources
The online catalogs are used to find books in the library. You can look for a book by title, author, subject, or keyword.
Try searching the following sites using keywords to find books on your topic.
Finding Textbooks on Reserve for your Courses
Follow these steps to locate textbooks on closed reserve for your courses:
1. Go to the Laucala Campus library catalogue.
2. In the lefthand corner box under "Find Information" click "Closed Reserve."
3. Select your course from the dropdown menu (i.e. UU100) and click ok.
4. A list of your textbooks that are held at the main issue desk will display.
5. Write down the call number of the book you need and take it to the main issue desk. Items can be used for two hours in the library, and some items can be taken out overnight.
Searching Using Subject Headings
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.
Some useful subject headings for Physics are:
Particles (Nuclear Physics)
Physics -- History
Physics -- Problems, exercises, etc
Quantum Theory -- Popular works
These books are available in the reference collection to use in the library. They cannot be checked out.