Find Books at the UTEP Library


Find books at the UTEP Library In this video you will learn how to find physical items in the library using MinerQuest. You will also learn how to navigate the library building. Most of the material in the UTEP library including books, are classified using the Library of Congress classification system which assigns a unique number/
letter combination to every object in the library’s collection. These
identifiers are called call numbers. All of our books are
shelved by their call numbers in alphanumeric order so that they are easy
to find In MinerQuest I did a title search for
a book called “Ghost Stories of Texas”. Once you have the result you’ll need to
write down the call number, or you can have MinerQuest text the number straight
to your phone Now to actually find the book you’ll need to know its location. There are several different collections in the library with different locations. This book is located in the Main Stacks. If you don’t know where the Main Stacks
are that’s okay. All you need to do is click on Main Stacks. This gives you a description of where the main stacks in the library are. Notice that it consists of two floors. Please note however that this may possibly change over time. If it does, you will be notified that books have changed locations. The floor you need to go to to find the book you’re looking for is determined by the first letters of the call number. The book we’re looking for has a call number that starts with B F. This means that weneed to go to the fourth floor. However you also need to see if the item you’re looking for is even there. You do that by checking the availability of the item. At all the four landings are signs
indicating which call numbers are located to the left and to the right. The
sign on the fourth floor tells us that books with the call numbers A through E
are to the right Pay attention to the flags on the book shelves to determine which I’ll your book is located. The book we’re looking for falls within this range so we know the book should be in this aisle. Follow the call numbers along the books in the shelves. Remember they’re in alphanumeric order. This is the book that we’re looking for. Notice that the call number on the spine appears exactly the same as it does in MinerQuest. Here’s the book in its proper place in the stacks. Now look at the call numbers further away from either side of our book. These call numbers are very similar which means
that they all have very similar subjects So it’s likely that these books will
also be very helpful to you. If you have any questions please call or text us at the numbers on your screen or ask us at libanswers.utep.edu

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