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Guide to books and e-books

E-book suggestions from the Education Librarians

Guide to books and e-books

For books and e-books Library Search will:

  • tell you whether we have an e-book, a print book, or both and how many copies we have
  • tell you where you can find a print book on our shelves using the shelfmark
  • link directly to the e-book if it is available

Library Search can also allow you to search for books outside of the Birmingham Newman Library collection and order an inter-library loan.

Finding books in the Library

A 'shelfmark' or 'call number' is a number that tells you where a book an be found in the library. Our main lending collection is on Level 2. Each row of shelves has a poster on the end that tells you what shelfmarks can be found there.

You can use the table on this page to see the general areas that main topics in your subject are shelved. Sometimes, casually browsing the shelves can turn up some great resources!

A shelfmark with two or three letters preceding it means that the book is not shelved in the main collection.

  • SE means it will be in our School Experience Collection on Level 0
  • LH means it will be in the Local History Collection on Level 2
  • REF or JHN is for the Reference or John Henry Birmingham Newman Collections on Level 1. You cannot borrow books from these collections: they can only be used in the Library.

Shelf locations

Main subject Shelfmark
Social policy 361.61
Abused and neglected children 362.76
Bullying 371.58
Child development - psychological, cognitive, social 155.4
Child development - physical 612.65
Children and society 362.7
Citizenship 370.115
Criminology 364
Early years education and care 372.21
Educational research 370.72
Emotional difficulties of school children  371.94
Health promotion 362.1
Inclusion 371.9046
Multicultural and bilingual children 371.97
Psychology - general 150
Psychology - education 370.15
School children guidance and counselling 371.4
Social research methods 300.72
Sociology - general 301
Sociology - education 370.19
Special needs and advocacy 371.9
Youth and crime 364.36

Last reviewed: 14 November 2023

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