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How to Find Books
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Find books, electronic books (eBooks), journals, and other types of information in the FAU Library Catalog.
A search for items in the catalog can be done in following ways:
- Keywords: Using words that describe the topic you want to find (example: caring in nursing).
- Title: Provide the name of a book or journal (example: Foundations of Nursing Theory).
- Author: Find a book or information written by a particular person (example: Anne Boykin).
- Subject Heading: Search by a standardized term such as a MeSH or library subject heading that describe a concept (example: pediatric nursing).
The catalog will then provide a brief list of results based on the terms and types of search done.
Each item in the list of results, when selected to show a full result, will provide the following information about an item:
- Location of item (campus, collection, and availability).
- Library of Congress (LC) Call Number.
- Availability for borrowing.
Find Books in the FAU Library Catalog
What's a Call Number? (Nursing)
Did you find a book you wanted in the library catalog? If so, refer to its call number, found in its catalog record. Every book is assigned a call number. Books and library materials are generally organized by call number in the FAU Libraries.
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