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Books in Blackwell
for books in Blackwell Library. You can search by Title,
Author, Subject or Keyword, or you can do a browse search. The
books you can check out say "Stacks" before the call number and
are located on the second floor of the library. If you feel
like browsing, here is a website that explains
Library of Congress Classification,
which is how books are organized in our library.
These are call number ranges you might want to browse:
HE6000-7500 Postal service. Stamps.
HE7601-8700.9 Telecommunication industry. Telegraph
HE8660-8688 Wireless telegraph. Radiotelegraphy
HE8689-8700.95 Radio and television broadcasting
HE8701-9680.7 Telephone industry
HE9713-9715 Cellular telephone services industry. Wireless
Artificial satellite telecommunications
Marriage, Family, Sexuality
Communication. Mass media
92.95 Nonbroadcast video
Journalism. The periodical
of the press. Censorship
you want to do a subject search? Well, let's say you were
interested in finding all the books in the library about cats.
You might find books about cats under "Cats," "Kittens,"
Felines," or a variety of other keywords. When you search by
subject, then all of the synonyms are accounted for, so "Cats"
as a subject would include all the books about "Kittens" and
"Felines" as well. Subjects can also serve to narrow your
search. A keyword search of "cats" would retrieve all the books
that just have a few pages about cats, whereas a search of the
subject "Cats" would retrieve books where the main focus were
those cute, furry creatures! This
from MIT might do a better job of explaining it than I did!
some subjects related to Theatre you might want to try in your
searches. This list might also be helpful if you are stumped
with a broad topic and need to focus it a bit. Copy the term or
phrase into a search box in the
and select "subject" in the left-hand box.
Come on, get creative! You can combine subjects or subjects and
keywords. Remember, joining terms with "OR" will get you "MORE"
results and joining terms with "AND" will narrow your results.
Savvy researchers try lots of different combinations of terms
and discover what yields the best results. Happy searching!
Books from Other USMAI Libraries
you are a student, faculty, or staff member of Salisbury
University, you have access to the library collections of all of
the University of Maryland affiliated universities through our
shared library catalog. To borrow a book from another campus,
follow these steps:
Campus" from the menu at the top
Choose a campus
or USMAI for all the campuses
When you find a book you want that is not at SU, click on
the location link
Click the request
button if the item is available
Log in with the
information from your Gull Card and complete the request
The book will be
available for you to pick up in Blackwell in 3-5 business
Books from Interlibrary Loan/Worldcat
Interlibrary Loan is
a great tool that allows you to borrow a book from libraries
outside the USMAI system. Before you submit a request, make
sure that we don't own the book here at SU or at one of the
other USMAI institutions. If not, you can
submit a request through
You can also
which is a huge catalog of materials from libraries all over the
world. If the book you want is in a library, chances are pretty
good you will find it in Worldcat!
If you find the book you want and you know it is not available
at SU or any USMAI campus, then you can click the Find It button
and then request the book through Interlibrary Loan. The
advantage of doing it this way is that you don't have to fill in
all the information about the book!
to go to the Interlibrary Loan webpage
The library liaison
to Communication is Stephen Ford,