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Asian Studies Resources: Finding Books

  What is Library Catalog?

Library Catalog is the library catalog for ALL of the 8 Vanderbilt Libraries.  You can use it to find:

  • Books
  • DVDs & Videos
  • Periodical Titles (not individual articles)
  • Reserve materials
  • and more...

What's This Number?

Need help making sense of the Call # you found in Library Catalog?  or where to find the book in the library? 

Click the link below for more information.

Search Library Catalog

Library Catalog SEARCH TIPS:

    • Use AND to combine terms & narrow your search
      • example: China AND Japan

    • Use OR to search for related terms & expand your search
      • example; sex OR gender

    • Use $ to truncate a word & return all possible endings
      • example: poet$ (will return poet, poets, poetry, poetic, etc.)

Where are the books?

Once you have identified the books you need by searching Library Catalog, the next step is find the actual books in the Central Library. What floor are they on? Click here to find out (scroll down to Call Number Location Charts).