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HIS205: Topics in Women's History

Use the library catalogue to find books

To find books, look them up in the catalogue on the library home page.

Topic: What was the position of women in Renaissance Florence?
Enter these keywords in the search box on the home page: 
women renaissance florence 

Choose a library, or online resources

Image from library catalogue listing online options and libraries.



Focus your subject

Choose a subject to focus your results if you get too many books that look off topic. For example, use women:

Sort by date

Use sort to get the most recent books first. Click on the 'Publication Date' down arrow. 

How to find the book in the library

1. Look up the title in the library catalogue.

Catalogue record for Sacred feathers: the Reverend Peter Jones (Kahkewaquonaby)  and the Mississauga Indians. Holdings: Robarts Library. Call Number: E99 .M68 J667 2013

2. Holdings tells you what library it is in, as well as the call number. Note the call number: E99 .M68 J667 2013

3. Enter the elevators on the 1st floor of Robarts Library.

The books at Robarts are on the 9th to 13th floor. You can tell which floor you need by the letters at the beginning of the call number. A chart on the elevator tells you which call numbers are on which floor. In this case, E is on the 10th floor, with most other history books.

4. Once you are on the floor, find the section with the correct letters. Then work your way through each line of the call number.

5. To sign out your book, take it back to the 1st floor and use one of the automatic machines. If you need help, ask at the loan services desk.