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Library Information for International Students

Library Guide for international students

How to Search the Catalogue

Summon Search

Summon is a google-like search in the UVic library collection. Do you know we have books in different languages? You can search your keywords in German, Chinese or Japanese to find these books. Here is an example. Use the limit "Library catalog" (on your left side of the result page) to limit your results to books in our collection only.

 

 

Get Call Numbers

Find the book you want in the Catalogue (Books & More) and get its call number (see Reading call numbers to locate your book ). Also check its location: McPherson, Reference, Music and Media, Priestly Law, etc. You can see this information in the main result list or the catalogue record (shown below), which you see when you click the item's title.

When you find a book, look at the ones shelved around it - because they're arranged by subject, they should be similar. You can do this virtually in the catalogue by clicking on the call number in the item record.

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