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WR090 Hattman: Find Books & More using Library Search on the Homepage

Library Search

Use this search box to find library materials on your subject.

 

E-Book Information

Chemeketa's library search has many electronic books.  For information about accessing and using e-books, please see About E-Books.

Using Library Search

This short video will show you how to use Library Search to discover books and articles in print and full text online at Chemeketa and many other libraries.

Finding Books on the Shelf

  • Our library uses the Dewey Decimal System to arrange books on the shelves 
  • Each book is assigned a decimal number that represents its subject 
  • There can be many books with the same decimal number

Picture of call number label

  • A second part of the call number is used to arrange books that have the same decimal number
  • Typically that line represents the author's name
  • Books shelved in special areas of the library have a tag that represents the area at the top of the call number 

In the example pictured, after locating the Reference shelves of the library, read the decimal number first, then the next line.  This call number represents a dictionary of English rhymes by an author named  Upton.

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