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PSCI 1111 — Comparative Politics — Carroll: Finding Books

Your Library Account

You can access your library account to renew books, check due dates, etc., by using your VUnet ID & password

or more detailed instructions, see the online handout for renewing books.

Locating Call Numbers

Call Number Floor
A 3
B 5
C 3
D - DJ 8
DJK - DX, E, F 6
G, H, J, K, L 5
M 7
N 8
P 7
Q, R, S, T, U, V, Z 3


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.


All patrons with a Vanderbilt University VUnet ID can use the checkout@VandyLibraries app to check out items from Central, Divinity, Biomedical, and Peabody Libraries. The app will automatically recognize your library location. Download the app to your phone, open the app and login with your Vanderbilt VUnet ID and password. Use your phone's camera to take pictures of the barcodes on the items you want to check out.

Finding Books in the Library Catalog

Limiting Your Search in the Library Catalog

To search for books, use the Advanced Search feature on the library's homepage. To narrow your search to books, click the "VU Collections" button. To exclude anything but books, use the pull-down menu on the right side and select "Books" as your material type.


Steps for Searching

Step 1: Start your search process by brainstorming a list of keywords that describe the main concepts of your topic or question.

Step 2: Use these keywords for your initial searches.

Step 3: Use the Subject Heading links in the Library Catalog record to narrow your search.

Step 4: You may also want to try a "starts with" "in subject" search in Library Catalog with your keywords.