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Research Guides

College of Education and Human Development: Find Books/eBooks

Guide to selected electronic and print library research resources for students and faculty in the College of Education and Human Development. For more information or help, contact the department librarian or Library Reference at 865-8040.

SUU Library Catalog

Locate books and media in the SUU Library with the SUU Library CatalogQuick Search will work for most searches. Use Advanced Search when you need to modify your search by language, format, or library location.

Catalog Quick Search

Keyword: Format:

Library of Congress Classification System:

Class L: Education is the classification used by the Library of Congress Classification system and the one we use here at SUU. Education books are located on the Second Floor at these call numbers:

L Education(General)
LA History of education
LB Theory and practice of education
LC Special aspects of education
LD Individual Institutions - United States
LE Individual Institutions - America (except United States)
LF Individual Institutions - Europe
LG Individual Institutions - Asia, Africa, Indian Ocean Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands
LH College and school magazines and papers
LJ Student fraternities - United States
LT Textbooks 


 Dewey Decimal Classification System: 

The Curriculum and Juvenile Collections are located on the Third Floor and use the Dewey Decimal System, the same system used by school libraries. The Curriculum Collection contains Utah textbooks and the Juvenile Collection has fiction and non-ficton books for K-12 students.

000 Computer science, information & general works
100 Philosophy & psychology
200 Religion
300 Social sciences
400 Language
500 Science
600 Technology
700 Arts & recreation
800 Literature
900 History & geography

Reference Books

  1. Dictionaries, encyclopedias, yearbooks, statistics, and atlases can be found in the Reference Collection on the First Floor. 
  2. To find political science reference books using the Library Catalog, select Advanced Search, type the keyword political science then select Reference Book in the type: window, then click Search.

Searching other library catalogs:  From the Research Tab, go to Other Libraries

  • WorldCat.org - use for finding books on your topic in other libraries, then request through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Utah's Catalog: search all Utah academic libraries

WorldCat: Find Books in Other Libraries

You can discover books (and other materials) not available in the SUU library by using the WorldCat.org database, which lists the holdings of hundreds of library catalogs. Enter relevant terms or names in the box below.

Search for an item in libraries near you:
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SUU researchers can request most items found in WorldCat via Interlibrary Loan (see below).

 

eBooks

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan enables current SUU students, faculty, and staff to request books or receive electronic copies of articles that are available from other libraries.

To use Interlibrary Loan, from the library homepage, scroll down to Using the Library, then Interlibrary Loan.

  • If you've searched the Library Catalog and discover the SUU library doesn't have the book you need. Book requests will be delivered in approximately one week of request.
  • If you've searched the eJournal Finder for a journal that has an article you want and find that the SUU library doesn't have access to that journal. Articles will be delivered as electronic (pdf) copies to your Interlibrary Loan account, usually within a few days.t.

 

Google Books

Although Google Books seldom delivers the complete text of a recently-published book, it can be very useful for viewing books' tables of contents and other information.

Google Book Search