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Find print books on the shelves
The WSU library organizes print materials by subject and describes them using the Library of Congress Classification system. This system assigns each book or journal a unique call number: a letter followed by decimals and numbers. Items are then arranged on shelves with call numbers in alphanumeric order. See how it works:
For example the letter F is assigned to the History of the Americas and F 61 - F 75 is the number range for books about Massachusetts. Other numbers in the call number may relate to the author's name, the title, or the year of publication. So, for the book title History of Worcester, Massachusetts the call number is F 74 .W9.
WSU eBook Collections
E-Books on EBSCO Host
collection of recently published and public domain ebooks across disciplines and genres.
Ebrary (now ProQuest eBooks Central)
non-fiction and scholarly ebooks that can be read and searched online or downloaded to your device. To access from off-campus, you must download VPN.
Searching for books and ebooks
To limit your search to books and ebooks (ignoring databases and ejournals) go to the library home page's search bar and select select the Books & Media Tab. Or click here.
On the search page, use the blue tabs to choose what kind of search you want to do.