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MFT 6100 Social Ecology of Family: Find Books

Where's the book?

The SPU Library uses the Library of Congress (LC) Classification System to organize books.

Learn more:


several books showing Library of Congress call numbers on spines

How do I find & use an E-book?

Find books in the Library Catalog

The library catalog is the best place to search for books you can borrow from SPU and Summit libraries.

Step 1: In the online Primo search box, type one or two keywords or concept terms and join with an AND (AND/OR must be capitalized in Primo). For example, try divorce AND adolescen* . Click Search.

SPU Primo search for topic of divorce and adolescen*

Step 2: Viewing the title of a relevant book will give you info about the book and ideas for further ways to search.  For example, the subject of Children of divorced parents may be a relevant topic to search next.  The description often includes a book description and title contents. For abstracts and additional chapter-level information of psychology-related books, search by chapter title in PscyINFO.

book information for title "Adolescents after divorce" showing subjects and description information

Step 3: On the right, refine your results as needed.  Mouseover any selected limiter to lock your selection for further searches. 

Refine my results option from search results page

 

Step 4: Browse the titles to quickly view if a book is available and to find the call number. If it is an eBook, click "View It" to access and read it on your computer or mobile device (not on a Kindle).  Write down the entire call number and retrieve book from the shelf in the library.  Reference materials are located on the main level, and the General Collection is housed on the 2nd and 3rd levels.

example book results in SPU Primo showing availability and call numbers

Step 5: If you'd like, check out the book using your SPU ID card at the library's Front Desk.