Your first stop to find books and e-books is Library Search.
Library Search will tell you:
To only see e-books in your search results, limit your results to 'eBooks' using the Material Type filter on the left-hand side of your search results page.
As Applied Writing students, we encourage you to use resources from all areas of the Library. We organise our printed resources using the Dewey Decimal system.
When you search for a book on the catalogue, you will see its Dewey Decimal number. You can search for other books with the same number - meaning they share the same or very similar subject matter - by using the 'Browse the Shelf' option at the bottom of the page.:
The following table details some of the areas in the library that may be particularly relevant to Applied Writing students.
|Media, Journalism and Publishing||070|
|Rhetoric (art of written and spoken communication)||808|
|Rhetoric of Poetry||808.1|
|Rhetoric of Drama||808.2|
|Rhetoric of Narrative fiction||808.3|
|Rhetoric of Speech (including presentations)||808.5|
|Literary criticism and theory||801.95|
Encyclopaedias, dictionaries, handbooks and other reference sources can help you find your way into your assignment reading or research. They're also great if you need a quick definition or an overview of a subject.
Many of these sources are in our Reference section on level 1 of the library.
Links and search boxes for our key online reference sources are available below. If you are not on campus, you may need to sign in to OpenAthens to use these resources.