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a guide for study and scholarship at Dalhousie.

Getting Started - Finding books

Books, either electronic or hard copy, are the format of choice for starting a term paper --- journal articles can sometimes be too specific.  Browsing the first chapter, last chapter, table of contents, or relevant references in the index of a book can often be a good way to get started with finding books on your topic. 

These two short videos demonstrate how to find print books and e-books using the Novanet catalog:

Video: Finding print books in Novanet

Video: Finding ebooks in Novanet

In order to find print books on the shelves you'll need to know how to read a call number. This short video demonstrates how to find a call number: 

Video: How to read a call number in 90 seconds

These place a hold or order a book from another university Library in Nova Scotia, please view the following video: 

Video: Placing holds and requesting books in Novanet

How this guide is organized

This guide is intended to give students, faculty, and other researchers access to resources related to history available at Dalhousie. On the left hand navigation you will find links to areas of History organized by Geographical Region, and featuring secondary, primary, and reference resources.