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Select Catalogue on the library website and type keywords into the search box.

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Here, we've searched for any books, eBooks, DVDs and online videos about "interpersonal communication".

How do I understand the results?

In the search results, you will see if a books is available and the shelf location.  Use the links to learn more about each book.

Select Find to see if the book is available at other locations (Reserve Collection, USC Gympie etc).

The Details tab will provide more information about the book.

If there is more than one version of the book, select View # versions.

Some books have other versions (these will always be shelved together).

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Publication Date e.g. 2010 - 2015

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Database/Collection eg. Sippy Downs, Gympie

Call numbers: How to read them

Books, journals, kits and DVDs in the USC Library are shelved by subject. Call numbers on books and journals appear most often on the spine or on the front cover if the spine is too narrow.

What do the parts of the call number mean?

Here's a sample call number, with explanation of how this affects the way the item is shelved:

HN49.P6 H56 1995

HN - describes general subject area; shelved alphabetically

49 - narrows subject area; numerical order (whole number)

.P6 - subject area OR author; alphabetical then decimal order

H56 - (if present) alphabetical then decimal order

1995 - year of publication, numerical order

Every title in the collection has a UNIQUE call number, but extra copies of a book or DVD will have an identical call number.

Different editions of the same book will have the same basic call number EXCEPT for the date at the end.


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