You can search for books in two ways:
The Dewey Decimal system of classification uses call numbers help organise books by subject and help you find them on the shelves. When you need a book you've found in SEARCH or the catalogue:
|16||Subject bibliographies and indexes|
|20||Library and information sciences|
|70||News media, journalism, publishing|
|79.94||Australian journalism and news media|
|140||Specific philosophical schools of thought|
|155||Differential and developmental psychology|
|170||Ethics (moral philosophy)|
|180||Ancient, medieval and oriental philosophy|
|190||Modern Western philosophy|
|280||Christian denominations and sects|
|290||Other and comparative religions|
|301||Sociology and anthropology|
|331.8||Labor (industrial) relations|
|340||Law (refer to Law Library - Moys Classification system)|
|360||Social services and welfare|
|362.29||Drug and alcohol abuse|
|380||Commerce (trade), communications, transport|
|390||Customs, etiquette, folklore|
|495||Languages of East and Southeast Asia|
|520||Astronomy and allied sciences|
|540||Chemistry and allied sciences|
|620||Engineering and allied operations|
|621.3||Electrical and Electronics Engineering|
|622||Mining and related operations|
|659||Advertising and public relations|
|709||History of art|
|730||Sculpture and ceramics|
|740||Drawing and decorative arts|
|791||Film, radio and television performances|
|796-799||Sport and recreation|
|828.98||New Zealand literature|
|890||Asian, African and Oceanic literatures|
|910||Geography and travel|
|973||United States history|
|995-996||Pacific region history|
Ebooks (electronic books) offer a number of benefits:
To discover ebooks in SEARCH – refine your results to full-text and select ebooks under 'Source Types'.
Our primary ebook collections are in ebook Central and EBSCOhost. Additional ebooks can be found in many of our online databases. The resource will be identified as an ebook by its type (PDF, epub, text, etc.) after searching. Other collections include:
ebook Central provide features on their toolbar to help you manage and organise your research, including:
Click on '?' icon for help using the ebook Central database.
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When you are logged in you can:
Select 'Help' options in EBSCO from their menu for more information on database features.
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When you try to access an online resource through EZproxy you will be directed to a page asking you to log on with your UOW username and password. Once you have been authenticated, you will be redirected to your resource.