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Call number

The number given on Locate to help you to find the book on the library shelves. Books about the same topic will have the same call number. Each book has the call number on a label on the spine of the book. All books with the same call number are then shelved alphabetically according to three letters after the number. You need to write down down both the numbers and the letters to find the book.

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Classmark
Shelf number

Catalogue

Called Locate this is a listing of all material held in the library, including electronic books and journals. Search Locate to find the location and availability of material.

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Locate

 

Centre for Academic Writing (CAW)

Based just outside the Library, CAW offers one-to-one help with writing assignments, dissertations, exams etc. They can help with organizing academic arguments and improving your writing style.

Citation

A brief description of a resource such as book, journal article or online source, usually found within the text, given in a standard format as defined by the referencing system being used. Harvard, Vancouver and MLA are all examples of referencing systems.

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Reference

Claimed returned

A book that is issued to you, but which you believe you have returned. Tell staff at the service desk if you think you have returned a book which is still on your record and they will start the claimed return search process.

Classmark

The number given on Locate to help you to find the book on the library shelves. Books about the same topic will have the same number. Each book has the number on a label on the spine of the book. All books with the same number are then shelved alphabetically according to three letters after the number. You need to write down down both the numbers and the letters to find the book.

See also:
Call number
Shelf number

Closed stack

The part of the library where PhD theses and books and journals that are infrequently used are kept. Ask for these at the Welcome Desk on the Ground Floor.

Coventry University Guide to Referencing in Harvard Style

The style of referencing used at Coventry University. 
For more information go to the The Coventry University Guide to Referencing in Harvard Style LibGuide.

Curve

The repository for theses produced by Coventry University students. It also contains past exam papers for some subjects.
For more information you can refer to our LibGuides page.