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Where are the books I can check out?
Special Collections (Circulating) - 1st Floor
Main Stax - 4th floor: A-Q
5th floor: R-Z
Curriculum - 5th floor
All About Reference Sources
Where is the Reference Collection located in the ASU Library?
The Reference Collection is located on the 3rd floor.
What types of resources are included in the Reference Collection?
Citation style books (ie. APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.), dictionaries, fact books, almanacs, encyclopedias, exam prep guides, and other resources that provide general and factual information about a subject. Items in this collection are usually updated annually.
What are some of the differences between Reference books and regular books?
References books provide quick, factual, authoritative information that is not meant to be exhaustive. These items cannot be checked out. They are designated Library Use Only.
When and why would you use Reference books?
When you need quick, basic background information on a subject before you begin your research.
Try it out!
The Library of Congress Classification system arranges books by subject. These subjects are assigned call numbers which direct you to books on the library shelves. Click below to look up the book Stan Getz : a life in jazz. What is the call number of this book?
3 ways to view our eBooks:
- Search the eBooks database
- Check-off the eBooks box in the left sidebar when it appears in your WorldCat search results
- Click the "Click here to read this online book" link in your Local Catalog results