Are deadlines coming up? Assignments due? And Google just won’t do. Our quick guide to finding a book with LibrarySearch that will save the day!
There are books, journals, peer-reviewed articles and much more. We have over 225 databases, 33 000 journals, 100 000 books and well over 300 000 e-books all available at your fingertips at LibrarySearch. We can’t sing the praises of LibrarySearch enough!!
That’s all great and everything but the question now is how does it work?
Simply go to librarysearch.napier.ac.uk, access it through our web pages or click the shortcut here.
Don’t forget to sign in the right-hand corner to give you full access.
In the search bar, type the book title. If you don’t have any books in mind, you can type the keywords for your subject area and let LibrarySearch do its magic. There are filters on the side to narrow down your search for example if you only want books and books for a certain decade and books from a certain campus.
Once you’ve spotted a book that looks useful click on the link. You will be able to see if it’s available online or in one of our Campus Libraries. If it’s available online just click on the links to take you right on through to your book. If the book is on one of our shelves note down the Dewey Decimal number. It will tell you where your book is positioned. Afterwards, If you get stuck check out our guide or ask one of our lovely Librarians who will be happy to help!
All there to make life easier. Like we said LibrarySearch is there to save the day
The SCONUL Access Scheme: Accessing University and Higher Education Libraries
Overview of the Scheme
SCONUL (Society of Colleges, National and University Libraries) is a reciprocal scheme that allows staff and students of Edinburgh Napier University to access other participating higher education libraries within the UK and Republic of Ireland.
There are currently 182 SCONUL members(libraries) providing access to study space, borrowing or for reference only. Access to computers and online resources is generally not permitted. You will be able to login to the Eduroam network using your Edinburgh Napier University username and password.
Who can use this Scheme?
Eligible staff and students of Edinburgh Napier University can register for SCONUL Access. You must be in good standing with the university and have no outstanding library fees/fines or overdue items on their library account.
Students must be fully matriculated and possess a current matriculation card. Staff should possess a current staff card.
We ask that you always check the website of the library you wish to visit or call them directly for further information about the services available to you. Some libraries may have added requirements you need to be aware of before visiting them.
How many libraries can I join?
You need only apply for SCONUL Access once. After joining you will receive a confirmation email that will allow you to visit any of the participating libraries.
Please note that some libraries are not currently participating in the access scheme.
A full list of participating libraries and further information on how to join this scheme can be found on the SCONUL website www.sconul.ac.uk
This Organisational system was conceived by Melvil Dewey in 1873 and first published in 1876. It is one of the most widely used in the world.
The DDC as it is shortened to, is used to organise books by subject. Each item is given a shelf mark identifier so it can be located easily. The main subject areas are:
000 Computer science, information, and general work
100 Philosophy and psychology
300 Social sciences
700 Art and recreation
900 History and geography
The first 3 digits are the main subject area. The numbers after the point give a subsection. After the numbers there are 3 letters to represent the author or editor. For example 941.34 DAI This refers to a book on Edinburgh by David Daiches. Books with the same DDC number are shelved first by their number, then in alphabetic order by author or Editor.
If you want a very fun (and most definitely silly) video on how to find a book, this YouTube video is perfect:
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