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CHIN 5010 Sinological Methods: Library Catalogs

Library Catalog

Locate an Item

Library materials are arranged by collections which have their designated shelf locations in the library. whithin each collection, items are arranged by Library of Congress call numbers.

Collection Locations: 

Books and journals in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean are located in the Asian Studies Stacks on the 2nd floor. There is a separated Asian Studies Reference Collection that is located next to the Asian Studies Stacks.

Most of your Western language books will be located in the Norlin Stacks on the 3rd floor. You may also have materials in the Art & Architecture Collection, the DVD collection, or the Music Library.

This is understandably confusing, so feel free to ask us for help at the research desk or contact Xiang directly.

LC Call Numbers:

LC call numbers are first arranged alphabetically.

Within the alphabetical section, items are arranged by the numbers that follow. These numbers are regarded as whole numbers. Example: PL899 before PL1074.8 before PL1074.85

The next lines are alphabetic, then numeric as a decimal. The numerical part of this section is a decimal number, not a whole number. Example: PL2250 .F8 before PL2250 .H36 before PL2250 .H7

Materials from PASCAL:

Some of our library materials are stored in Pascal. To retrieve an item that has a location code Pascal Offsite, choose , and follow the instructions on the screen. You will receive an email when the material arrives at the library.

Union Catalogs


Unified catalog of academic, public, and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming. Through Prospector, borrow books, journals, DVDs, CDs, or other materials held in these libraries and have them delivered to the University Libraries. 

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If what you want isn’t available in Prospector, you may be able to find it in Prospector’s partner catalog MOBIUS. Look for the link within Prospector to take you there.

WorldCat is a union catalog that contains millions of bibliographic records from over 70,000 libraries in over 150 countries. It shows that a particular item is owned by a particular library.


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