When you are using the library catalog, pay attention to the location of each book.
If a book says: Loyola Notre Dame Library Stacks, then the book can be checked out and you'll find it by writing down the call number and using the library map.
If a book says: Loyola Notre Dame Library Reference,
then the book is in our Reference Collection on the 1st floor and cannot be checked out.
One book may lead you to many valuable sources. Consult the endnotes, works cited lists, tables of contents and indexes contained in these books to evaluate their contents and discover other helpful works.
Types of Books You'll Find at the Library
|What They Include|
|Monographs||Books devoted to a single topic, such as a writer or literary movement, with the same author(s) responsible for all parts of the book|
|Essay Collections||Separate but related essays on periods, movements, themes, etc., usually by different authors, edited into one volume|
|Annotated Bibliographies||Organized lists of citations to books and articles on a topic - such as criticism of an author - including notes beneath each citation|
|Literary Biographies||Books describing the life and work of an author|
|Anthologies||Collections of literary works sharing a period, place, movement, genre, or theme, usually in a single volume|