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Introduction to SOAS Library

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Clare Menou

on 6 September 2012

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Transcript of Introduction to SOAS Library

Books 7 regional collections 3 subject collections Africa Ancient Near East China & Inner Asia Japan & Korea South Asia Southeast Asia Islamic Near & Middle East Law Art & Archaeology Humanities and Social Sciences Journals What's in the library? Audio-visual materials How do I find them? Archives & Special Collections Library Catalogue Archives Catalogue Online Card Catalogue Library layout (aka Serials, Periodicals) over 3,000 print journal titles
access to around 30,000 electronic journals Important archives collections relating to Asia, Africa & the Middle East, including papers of:
many British missionary societies
charities, NGOs and businesses
individuals living and working overseas

Manuscripts, Rare books and journals, SOAS Theses Music & spoken word, vernacular languages,
feature films and documentaries http://lib.soas.ac.uk/ Use default keyword option to look for material on a particular subject Search by author or title to look for a specific book Enter the journal title to find print periodicals Use your name and library card number to check your library record and renew your books Use the location list to find your books on the shelves Make a note of the classmark - you'll need this to find the book on the shelf Use the initial letter of the classmark to find level and stack numbers Classmarks Level A (4th Floor) Level B Level C Level D Level E (Ground Floor) Level F (Basement Floor) South Asia Ancient Near East
Middle East & Central Asia
Large sized periodicals China & Inner Asia
South East Asia Africa
Art & Archaeology
Law Humanities & Social Sciences
Short Loan Collection
Lee Periodicals (core collection)
CDs/DVDs Archives & Special Collections
PC Suite Most of the book collections use a letter/number combination to represent the region and the subject JA Letter code for India JA305.4 e.g. 305.4 Number representing the subject of women Books about women in India JA305.4 / 729545 Each book has its own accession number to help you locate it on the shelf If the item was published before 1989 and you can't find it on the main catalogue, try the http://cardcat.lis.soas.ac.uk/ Introduction to SOAS Library Public access computers for searching the catalogue and visitor access of electronic resources.
Student computers, with full range of applications and printing. Computers Sound & video recordings A specific book about women in India to look for archive collections, use the http://squirrel.soas.ac.uk/dserve/ What about electronic resources? How do I borrow books? Self-issue and self-return machines are located on level E. Loan periods
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