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UCC Library now Re-opened.

Both Boole and Brookfield BHSL Libraries have re-opened with the safety of Library users and staff as our chief guiding principle.

Please see our policies and important changes regarding re-opening here

Update from our Director of Library Services, Colette McKenna regarding Library Services During COVID Level 5 - Here

Archaeology: Books & eBooks

Books for Archaeology at UCC Library

UCC Library uses the 'Dewey Decimal' system. 900 is the main general section for History and Geography. Specific subjects are then broken down within the 900s e.g. The main classification number for Archaeology in UCC Library is:

930.1  History of the Ancient World. Books at these numbers are shelved on the Q+3 Floor. 

Other books of interest to Archaeology may be located within sections on Art (700s), Architecture (710s), zoology (590s) etc. depending on the subject matter. 

Use the Library Catalogue to locate books.

f is used to denote a larger (folio) book which won't fit on the main shelves. They will be found in the Folio section - these shelves are clearly marked Folio.

New Books

Would you like to be alerted by email to new books received in the Library in your subject area? Just log into your Library Account on the Library Catalogue and save your search. See instructions for Preferred Searches and email alerts.

How to Find a Print Book

Use the Library Catalogue to find books and eBooks. Note:
Location: what floor it is on

Call number: where it is shelved - see the book's spine

Status: is it available or currently on loan?

E-books

You can choose to search for e-books only on the E-journals & E-books page - see:

Or browse by Subject (choose ebooks) on the same page - see:

 

Most of UCC Library's eBooks can be located through the Library Catalogue. A 'view online' link is provided to the e-book, example:

 

It is also possible to do a keyword search e-book databases. E-book databases relevant for Archaeology include:

Online Reference Works

Excavations at Knowth (E-books)

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from Wikimedia Commons