Question: What value lies in books? Why, for example, would a researcher choose a book over a journal?
Answer: Because of their length, books tend to provide more comprehensive treatment of a topic. Books can also be useful for providing footnotes to additional materials.
Need to find a book? Use the following source to find books at Temple.
Books that you find for your topic may be located in a variety of places. Below is a list of some possible locations.
Not sure where to go? Maps of Charles Library are available to help you find your call number area.
You've got a call number to a book -- great! But, how do you read it so you can find the book on the shelves?
Read the first line in alphabetical order: A, B, BF, C, D... L, LA, LB, LC, M, ML...
Read the second line as a whole number: 1, 2, 3, 45, 100, 101, 1000, 2000, 2430...
The third line is a combination of a letter and numbers. Read the letter alphabetically. Read the number as a decimal, e.g.: .F64 = .64, .C724 = .724
Some call numbers have more than one combination letter-number line.
The last line is the year the book was published. Read in chronological order: 1843, 1972, 2010…