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QS 212: Sound the Barritus (Sp 2020)

Two Ways to Search for Books

One place you will want to search for information is the library's book collection.  To search all books held by Baker University, you will need to search the library catalog:

Search for books and other resources

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This will search the catalog record for your topic. If you wish to search the full text of our ebooks, try searching below:


Browsing the Print Collection

Since library books are organized by topic using the Dewey Decimal System, you can browse the shelves for relevant call numbers.  Here are some call numbers that might be useful:

  292     Religion in ancient Rome           641     Food  
  293     Systems of government           870     Latin literature  
  340     Law           875     Speeches  
  343     Military law           876     Letters  
  355     Military science           913     Geography of the ancient world  
  382     International commerce           930     Ancient history  
  390     Customs, dress, folklore           936     History of N. Europe & west of the Italian Peninsula to 499 BC  
  399     Customs of war & diplomacy           937     History of the Italian Peninsula & adjacent territories to 476  
  623     Military engineering                    

A more complete list of Dewey Numbers is available from OCLC.

Browsing eBooks

While you can search our entire eBook collection using the library catalog, over 93% of our eBooks are available in ebrary.  Just like the print collection, ebrary permits browsing the electronic book shelf by doing the following:

  1. Under the catalog tab of the library homepage, click "Search ebrary"
  2. At the top of the screen, click the Advanced link (next to the purple search button)
  3. Change Text and Key Fields to Dewey Decimal Number
  4. Enter the range of the numbers you are interested in viewing (ex. 913 to 913.9999 for Geography of the ancient world)
  5. Review the results

The Ancient World