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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.
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How to Find a Print Book
Use theLibrary Catalogue to find books and eBooks. Note: Location: what floor it is on
Call number: where it is shelved - see the book's spine
The Ebook Central resource now incorporates a subscription to the Academic Complete titles package, which provides UCC Library with full text access to over 180,000 ebooks, across a broad range of subject areas.
UCC Library owns over 1,575 of the titles available on Ebook Central.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the world renowned Eastern Tomb at Knowth, the Royal Irish Academy has published free online its six books on Excavations at Knowth via the Digital Repository of Ireland.
Knowth is the biggest of the passage tombs discovered so far - bigger than Newgrange - and boasts the largest collection of Neolithic art. It is older than the Egyptian pyramids and older than Stonehenge.