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Research Help: Librarian's Toolbox


Library of Congress (LC) call numbers are used by Hofheimer Library to indicate where on the shelves you will find a specific book or books on a specific topic.

The LC System is used by most academic libraries.

Call numbers will include both letters and numbers in a certain order; the full call number identifies a specific book.

Glossary of Library Terms

Links to Other Libraries


Hofheimer Library has a number of print indexes which are useful for locating older articles..

Journal Finder will indicate if the library has access to a specific journal or magazine.

Library databases provide extensive indexing and access to current and older journal and magazine articles.

Ask librarians if you need assistance.

Title Library Holdings
Book Review Digest 1905 - 2001 (Volumes 1-97) Stored on 2nd floor by elevator

Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature successor to Nineteenth Century Readers Guide to Periodical Literature 

1890-1899 (volumes 1-2) Stored on 1st floor near Reference 
Play Index (Z5781 .P53)  1949 -1987 (7 volumes)
Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature 1900 - April 2002 (volumes 1-62) Stored on 1st floor in Reference
Short Story Index (REF Z5917.S5 C6) 1900-2004 (13 volumes) Stored on 1st floor in Reference 
Virginia Gazette Index (microform) vol. 1-2 (1736-1780) Stored on 1st floor in microform cabinet by elevator
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