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Library Catalogs


The UNH Library's home page has an open search box for "Articles, Books, Media & More" -- this searches many databases, including most of the UNH Library Catalog.  Article titles, book titles, authors, keywords, subjects, can all be searched.

The UNH Library Classic Catalog includes materials owned and accessible through the UNH Library at Durham and the UNH-Manchester Library.  This is the best way to access UNH's online resources, like e-books, and to find physical materials in our locations. 

You can switch to the Books & Media Worldwide catalog to find out about materials beyond UNH and request books and media to be delivered from other college and university libraries via InterLibrary Loan (ILL).

The latter two library catalogs include journal titles and magazine titles as well as book titles, but NOT article titles. To see if an article is available at UNH, use the UNH Library Classic Catalog on the home page to look up the journal's title


library home page search box


The library has thousands of individual e-books and some major e-book collections, including those below.  The UNH Library Classic Catalog includes every e-book accessible via UNH. 

Sample UNH Library Subject Searches

Click on the subjects below to search the UNH Library Catalog. After you search, you can narrow most any search. Click on the Limit/Sort Search Icon in the catalog:  and choose limits or add words. Choices include: library location, year of publication, words in title or author, material type, etc.

Technical Data & Information Resources

Specialized reference resources provide authoritative information on processes, properties, data, and instrumentation. At UNH, these may be in print or online.  Depending on what you need, it can save a lot of time to consult your subject librarian! Types of reference resources include:

  • dictionaries for technical definitions
  • specialized encyclopedias for processes & technical information
  • handbooks for technical information, explanations, and data
  • atlases and maps
  • manufacturers’ specifications (often at the manufacturer's website; sometimes only available upon request)
  • specifications and standards produced by independent organizations; these describe accepted criteria for properties, or methods for testing, materials, processes, and products

 Resources listed on this page are divided among online and print access.

Selected Reference Resources (Online via UNH Library)

Call Numbers @ the UNH Library

UNH uses the Library of Congress (LC) system, like most academic libraries.  Here is a clickable outline of the categories and call numbers.  Call numbers are read line by line: 


Note: In .W45  the 45 is a decimal number.  The letter W stands for the author (or title if no author). 

Example of the order:   

TD           TD           TD
146          146         146

.W427      .W45       .W5 

Breaking a subject down into subtopics:

  • TD1-1066 Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
    • TD169-171.8 Environmental protection
    • TD172-193.5 Environmental pollution
    • TD194-195 Environmental effects of industries and plants
    • TD201-500 Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes
      • TD419-428 Water pollution

Remember, all books should be in the catalog, so you can browse there also.  


Selected Reference Resources (In Print Collections at UNH Libraries)


New Books