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Inventors & Inventions: Finding Books On Inventions

How to find information about inventors and inventions

Reference Books

Finding More Books in the Library Search

Use this search box to find printed books and e-books on your subject. Try keyword searches, or try the name of an inventor. Use your My Chemeketa login to see links to request Summit books. When you log in, use lowercase letters for your user name. E-books will also require your My Chemeketa user name and password.

For precoordinated subject searches, please try the links below. They will return printed books and e-books in Chemeketa's library and Summit.

Finding Books on the Shelf

Picture of call number labelChemeketa Community College library uses the Dewey Decimal System. Every book has a Dewey Decimal call number that's used to keep books organized and to find them on the shelf.  Call numbers group books on the same subject in the same location on the shelf.  For example, all of the books with the 551.21 number are about volcanoes.  Because there is often more than one book with the same Dewey Decimal number, the first letters of the author's last name and additional numbers are included. 


The book with the call number illustrated (REF 423.1 Up8) is located in the Reference collection in the call number area 423.1 and the author's last name is Upton.