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GU-Q: INAF 100: Studying the Qatar Crisis

Proseminar Course by Gerd Nonneman

Using the Catalog

How to search the GU-Q library

HoyaSearch is where you can find information on all the books, DVDs and other physical materials we have in the GU-Q Library, in addition to those held at the main campus libraries. You will also find all the online resources you can access such as e-books.

Select the tab "HoyaSearch" in GU-Q Library's homepage and type your keywords in the search box. Results will be listed according to relevance.

Limit your results using the filter "Qatar Library" on the left:

Click on "Available at" to check the location of the item in the library. Some books might not be available because someone else has already borrowed them. You can check the return date in the "Availability" section of the description:

How to Find a Book on the Shelf

What is a Call Number and how to read one: 

  • You will find a call number listed in the library's catalog, corresponding to a number on the spine of a library book or DVD, and indicating the book's location in the library. Think of it as the book's address.
  • The GU-Q Library uses the Library of Congress (LC) classification system, where the call number starts with a letter. High School libraries often use the Dewey Decimal Method which start with a number. The LC system is designed to group library materials of similar subject concentration together. 
  • To read the call number, simply note the first letter or letters of the call number. "LA" would be shelved before "LB", "LC" before "LD", etc.  Numbers follow the initial letter or letters. These numbers are read as whole numbers. A call number of "LA2" will be shelved before "LA4".

Here's an example of a call number on a book spine:
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://library.nd.edu/howdoi/libcongress.shtml