The books & other material in the library are organised by subject according to the Dewey Decimal System. Dewey is arranged into ten disciplines or subjects, ranging from 000 to 999.
Each item is assigned a number, also known as a shelf mark.
This shelf mark tells you two things: the subject matter of the book and its place on the shelf.
Numbers following a decimal point reflect a particular topic in that discipline or subject.
That means that the books next-to and close-by the book you want are related, and probably contain similar information to what you need.
001-003 Knowledge, The book, Sys
004-006 Computer Science /IT
610 Medicine & Health
610.73 Nursing & Midwifery
612 Biomechanics / Human Physiology
613 Personal Health & Safety
613.7 Physical Fitness
615 Pharmacology & Therapeutics
616.855 Speech Therapy
618 Obstetrics & Gynaecology
620.12 Wood Science
621 Mechanical Engineering
624 Civil Engineering
636 Equine Science
640 Home & Family Management
660 Chemical Engineering
664 Food Technology
671 Metal Technology
796 Sports Science
010-090 Information & Journalism
300 Social Sciences
320 Political Science
327 International Affairs
350 Public Administration
360 Social Problems & Services
790 Recreational & Performing Arts
Welcome to Orientation. And welcome to my Libguide (that`s short for Library-Guide)!
As the ‘First Year Librarian’, I am the contact for new UL students. You`ll probably see me, and the library`s team of student Peer Advisors when you visit the library.
Your lecturers want you to use 'scholarly sources' in your assignments, and using Google won’t be enough to find them.
That`s where the library comes in – here you will have access to all the resources you need for your course. We have over 350,000 printed books in the building. The electronic library, which you can access from anywhere, contains 450,000 electronic books and 60,000 academic journals - you need to log into your Library Account to access online resources.
Take a look around this Libguide to get familiar with everything the library offers for new students.
I can help you find information on the library website and show you the quickest ways to find the books and articles you need to write good assignments. I run online workshops throughout the semester and you can get in touch if you need help.
You can also find me by email, on the Library`s Snapchat @LibraryUL and Instagram @ULLibrary.
Best of luck!
This interactive course will improve your Information Literacy and Digital Literacy Skills by showing you how to conduct research to find good sources in the library.
The course is divided into 4 sections and you can complete it at your own pace.
Click on the image below to get started!
Our librarians provide you with expert advice and training throughout the year, in person and online.
You can consult one of our team of faculty librarians if you have questions related to your subject for expert help on sourcing, evaluating and utilising information resources.