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Are you overwhelmed by the breadth and depth of the subjects that you have to study for your courses? Do you know where to look for library resources on these subjects?

The Subject Classification Quick Guide is here to assist you!

This guide is based on the Library of Congress Classification scheme to organise books and media resources by broad subject categories and their corresponding call numbers to facilitate browsing on the library shelves.

For example:

Subject Call Number
Accounting HF5601-HF5689
Electronics TK7800 – TK8360
Nursing RT41 – RT42

 

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Check out the full Subject Classification Guide in the Library Portal. Just click on your diploma course and you’ll find the subjects and their related call numbers.

Armed with the “Call Numbers”, you can go directly to the right location where the library materials are shelved for browsing.

Now looking for library materials by subjects has been made easier.  Happy browsing!

English writer and poet, Martin Farquhar Tupper, once said “A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.” You can pick a good read from the myriad of inspirational and interesting books in the Library. You may ask: “How to pick what I want?” and “How to know which book is popular?”. Here are some tips on how to select an interesting book before you start running to the shelves.

Using OPAC
 

a) Subject Search

With the Subject Search function, you can browse the subject headings for fiction titles and select the books based on the genre.

Example:

Type “fiction” at the search box in Subject Search function.

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Browse the subject headings and click on the link to select the titles.

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b) Author Search

Using Author Search function, you can select titles written by the author of your choice.

Example: Type the author’s name “Dan Brown” in the search box.

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Click on the link to select the titles by this author.

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c) Enriched Contents

Click on the Additional Information link to read the summary, table of contents or book reviews to help you in your selection.

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Sample:

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New Title Alert

Create a profile based on your interest and receive email alerts on relevant new titles added to the collection. You may create as many profiles as you want.

Logon to the Library Portal to create your personal profile.

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New Titles

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From the Library Portal, click on the ‘New Arrivals’ icon to view titles we have added to the Library’s collection recently. You may refine the list to your topics of interest. Just click on the button “Refine Set” and add in appropriate keywords at ‘Anywhere’ field.

Popular Picks

If you don’t have any titles in mind, find out what are the popular picks available from the Library Portal to help you get started.

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Read the book reviews submitted by our readers at Book Talk.
Catch up on our New Reviews too.

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Check the Library e-Newsletter, Infocus, Issue 12 for Student’s Choice and Lecturer’s picks.

Enjoy Your Reading Adventure!

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For steps to locating and retrieving books, please click on the video clip.