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Earth Science (Ybor City): Finding Books & eBooks

Use this guide to find sources for research in Earth Science topics.

eBooks - Books You Can Access Online

You can find eBooks through the library catalog. Under Material Type select Ebooks. 

Ebooks can be accessed from anywhere. Just log in with your Borrower ID (your student #) and PIN (last 4 digits of that #).

How books are arranged in the library

Academic libraries organize physical books using the Library of Congress Classification Outline.This is how you find a book in the library.

The  classification system produces a "call number" on each book - an alphabetical and numerical sequence which locates a specific book on the shelf. More about understanding Library of Congress call numbers.

This system clusters books together by topic. If you know the call number range for a particular topic you are resarching (even if you don't find exactly what you are looking for in the catalog) browsing the shelves can often lead you to other, similar books.

Library of Congress Classification System

Books about volcanoes and earthquakes are shelved in the QE 521 - 545 range.

Books You Can Check Out

You can find books by searching the catalog. Under Material Type select Books.

Your student ID (Hawkcard) is your library card.