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COMP 1000 Basic Writing

Finding Books

To find books and ebooks in NSU Libraries:Image of man at laptop with books in clouds behind him.

  • Search using Novacat Catalog.
  • Use the Library Map to see the layout of the library building.
  • Use the Call Number Location chart to see where an item is located in the library.

Use the boxes and sub-pages below Finding Books to explore these topics.

NovaCat Catalog

NovaCat is the online library catalog for all NSU libraries. You will need to use the NovaCat Catalog to search for books.

  • If you do not find any results, then check your spelling or the fields you searched in.  Selecting different fields will produce different results.
  • If you find too many results, go back and limit your search. Sometimes a search needs to be modified with additional search words, searching only a specific field, adding date limitations, or type of materials.  You can search by keyword, author, title, etc.
  • If you find too few results, go back and expand your search. Consider using synonyms for your search words or try to use professional language or terminology.

Sherman Library Call Number Locatiions

Books in the library are shelved by Call Number.  Below is a quick guide, showing where call numbers are located:


library of congress call number chart