The library uses the Library of Congress Classification system. Because books are organized by subject, you can use this system to browse the stacks and find books that are similar on the same shelf.
A bibliography is a list of citations for books, journal articles and other resources compiled by an expert on a particular subject. They are a great starting point when you want to find out what research has already been done in a particular area.
Bibliographies can be found at the end of a journal or encyclopedia article. They are also sometimes published as entire books. These books are not shelved with the other books on the same subject but are instead shelved separately in the Z call numbers (Z1201-Z8999). You can locate published bibliographies by browsing the stacks in this area or by using the search box on the library's home page using your author or topic combined with the search term bibliography.
Need a book? Search the links below for the books we have at the Henry Madden Library and in libraries around the world.
Didn't find the book you were looking for in the catalog? Chances are, you can still get it in just a few days using Interlibrary Loan.
The Madden Library offers 2 types of Interlibrary Loan:
Start here when you're looking for a book. When you search the library catalog, you will see a green icon on the right under Other Sources that says LINK+. Click here to see if other LINK+ libraries have the book you are looking for. If so, and it is available for loan, click on the Request button and complete the information requested.
Start here when you are looking for materials other than books (journal articles, microforms, dissertations, etc...) that the library does not own. Also use ILLiad if the book you are looking for is not available through LINK+. First time users of ILLiad must enter their customer information before they can submit Interlibrary Loan requests. Once you have registered, you will not have to supply this information again.