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NREM Graduate Research Skills: Getting Started

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Getting Started - Finding Background Information

Hawaii Voyager 

Use Hawaii Voyager to find both print and electronic forms of books, journals, videos, and more in the UH System libraries.

Use the Get This Item link in the upper right side of the item record to transfer a book to you from another UH System library; to recall a checked out book; or, to use an item in the Hawaiian, Pacific, or Special Research Collections.

See Search Guide (PDF)


WorldCat a catalog of the world's library catalogs through OCLC.  This is a great database to confirm bibliographic information and to find books in your field. It is also an effective route to requesting an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) by finding the book in WorldCat then clicking on the ILL link in the Worldcat record.

OneSearch to Find Books and Journal Articles

More Book Finding Tools

Finding Dissertations and Theses

Some Useful Call Numbers

How to Read Call Numbers (PDF file)

Books in UH Libraries are shelved by Library of Congress call numbers.

Agriculture call numbers start with S

Biology (including ecology) call numbers start with QH

Botany call numbers start with QK

Environmental resource economics start with HD

Forestry call numbers start with SD

Horticulture call numbers start with SB

Hydraulic and ocean engineering call numbers start with TC

Physical Geography call numbers start with GB

Zoology call numbers start with QL

 

A map of the call number locations is available on the Library Web site or as a PDF file.

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