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Communication & Information Sciences Research Guide: Find Books

This library research guide is designed to support doctoral students in the Communication & Information Sciences (CIS) program.

Finding Books (and More) at UH Mānoa Library

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

*Do not use Hawaiʻi Voyager to find specific journal articles on a topic. See Find Articles for links to those tools.

More Book Finding Tools

Safari Computer Books

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Finding Dissertations and Theses

Getting Library Books

How do you get a book once you find a reference to it in the catalog?

If it's supposed to be at UHM:

  • If its location is Hamilton Hawaiian or Hamilton Pacific, use the Get This Item link in Voyager to request that it be brought out for you.
  • Otherwise, go to the library and get it. (Actually, you can use the Get This Item/Hold or Transfer option to ask us to pull it from the shelf for you, but it takes a day or so. Pick up non-Hawn/Pac books at the main circulation desk on the first floor.)
  • If it's not on the shelf, ask someone to help you find it.
  • If we can't find it, ask us to borrow it from somewhere else.

If it's supposed to be at another UH System library:

  • Request that it be sent here from the other UH System library. Use the Get This Item/Hold or Transfer This Item options in Voyager.
  • Or you can pick it up from that library yourself (quicker).

If it's at another library:

Need More Help?

Sci/Tech Librarians Email:
sciref@hawaii.edu

Sci/Tech Reference Desk Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9 am-4 pm
Closed holidays
All library hours

Sci/Tech Reference Desk Phone:
(808) 956-8263

Some Useful Call Numbers

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

Library and Information Science call numbers start with Z

Cybernetics (bionics, a.i., information theory, etc.) -- Q300 - Q390

Computer Science -- QA75.5 - QA76.95

Computer Networks -- TK5105 - TK5105.9

Computer Engineering -- TK7885 - TK7895