While the UNH Library houses hundreds of thousands of monographs and published primary sources in the stacks of Dimond Library, the Library Storage Building, and in Special Collections, the historian must be aware that no library provides an exhaustive collection of potential sources. While browsing the shelves is a helpful and satisfying pursuit, researchers need to hone their skills in searching online catalogs for books housed here at UNH, held by institutions belonging to the Boston Library Consortium, as well as by libraries world-wide. And no amount of physical browsing will uncover the ever increasing number of monographs and periodicals coming out in digital format. The online catalog or similar discovery tools are the key to finding e-books and online periodicals, as well as print volumes.
Watch this short video to learn how to read a Library of Congress Classification call number so you can find books in the stacks.