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Absolute Beginners - Finding books, articles and other materials in the Library

How to get started for anyone new to tracking down resources, and a refresher for those who have already mastered some of the skills.

I am looking for a book on my Module Resource list

This is possibly the easiest way to find the resources you may need.

There are two ways of getting to your resource lists. If you are in BRIGHTSPACE, there is a dropdown tab at the top of every page (Library Resources, select Module Resource Lists )  will take you to the landing page for the Resource list software.

Many tutors will also add a link to the precise list in the Brightspace Module Space



go direct to Module Resource lists There are links to this on the MyDay portal, and on the side bar of the  main UHI Library page



Search for your reading list. You can search by the module code if you have it, or by the title of the module. Select the appropriate current list and it will take you there.

The lists have direct links to the eResources on the list, or, if print books, full details of where these can be found within the UHI libraries.



You can place a hold online for your local campus copy, and either request a pick up or have it posted out to you.



Alternatively, take a note of the shelfmark (e.g. 741.95 DOW) and go along to the library and find the book on the shelf.  The books are arranged by subject using the Dewey Decimal system (except for the Highland Health Sciences Library which uses the National Library of Medicine system). The books are arranged in numerical order, with books on similar subjects shelved together. The shelves will be labelled to help you locate the right section, and library staff are always happy to guide you.

Further details can be found in  the I found the books in Library Search - now what? tab