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Additional search hints
The ? character or * character (asterisk) may be placed at the left, right or middle of a portion of a word, but it can never be used more than once in a text string.
The # symbol can be used to find varient spellings in cases where one version of the word has one more chararacter than another version. For example, colo#r will find both color and colour ; and arch#eology will find both archaeology and archeology .
The ! character can be used to find varient spellings in cases where a single character may vary. For example, wom!n will retrieve both woman and women .
The % symbol, followed by a number, may be placed between two words to indicate that you want the words to appear within a particular distance from each other, and you don't care what order the words appear in. For example, england %3 ballads will retrieve Ballads of England , Ballads of Merry Olde England and England and Her Ballads .
The ! character, followed by a number, may be placed between two words to indicate that you want the words to appear within a particular distance from each other, and in the same order in which you type the words. In this case, ballads !3 england will retrieve Ballads of England and Ballads of Merry Olde England but not England and Her Ballads .
Library Call Number System
Generally we use Dewey number space 2-figure cutter for our call numbers. For a different edition of a work an alphabetical character in lowercase is appended to the cutter number. If the call number has already been used we append a slash then a running number.
(1) 330 J72
(2) 330 J72a A different edition of (1)
(3) 330 J72-1 A different work of (1)
(4) 330 J72-1a A different edition of (3)
Biographical works generally follow the same format, but use two cutters. The first is for the person under discussion. The second is for the person writing the biography.
500.92 F77 H65
For literary authors works, a running number from 1 to 199 is used; for critical works a running number from 200 is applied, as shown in the examples below:
(1) 823.912 A 855 1
(2) 823.912 A 855 2
(3) 823.912 A855 2a A different edition of (1)
(4) 823.912 A855 200
(5) 823.912 A855 200a A different edition of (4)
(6) 823.912 A855 201
(7) 823.912 A855a 1 A different author than (5)
Works by E. G. White
Works by Mrs E. G. White have call numbers W followed by a 2-figure cutter of the titles first word.
W Ac9 Acts of the apostles
There are a few variations on this. Critical works about Mrs White are entered at 286.73092.
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Publications from the Australian Bureau of Statistics are given a call number ABS followed by their respective code.
Theses of the College are given a call number Thesis
Thesis 1997 CUR
For collections other than the Main Collection, a prefix is added, followed by a space and then the call number. The following prefixes are used:
C - cassette
F - folio (extra tall books)
Map - map
MFM - microfilm
MIC - microfiche
R - reference
S - serial
TMC - Teaching Materials Collection
TMC BB - Teaching Materials Collection big book
TMC Chart - Teaching Materials Collection chart
TMC Game Draw - Teaching Materials Collection games
TMC F - Teaching Materials Collection Folio
W - Ellen G. White books
Library Call Number System
Generally we use the Dewey number, followed by 3 capital letters (usually first 3 letters of author's surname, or of title) then edition statement eg.
610.73072 POL 7E
Journals (also called periodicals or serials) do not have a Dewey number and are listed in the catalogue as JOURNALS. On the shelves they are filed alphabetically by title.
Tom Ludowici Bioethics Collection
The classification we use in this collection is the National Reference Centre for Bioethics Literature Library Classification Scheme which was created by Georgetown University specifically for bioethics. The decimal numbers range from 1 to 22. The first 4 letters of the author are capitalised followed by the year of publication eg. 2.1/SCUL/2010 . Reference books in this collection have the prefix B-REF. Bioethics periodicals are listed in the catalogue as BIOETHICS PERIODICAL and do not have a Dewey number. On the shelves they are filed alphabetically by title.
Works by E.G. White
Works by Ellen G. White have call numbers W followed by 2 capital letters which are the initials of the first 2 important words of the title eg.
W AA Acts of the apostles
For collections other than the Main Collection, a prefix is added, followed by a space (or hyphen in bioethics) and then the call number.
The following prefixes are used:
AV - video
B-REF - bioethics reference
CD - compact disc
CR - closed reserve
F - fiction
FOL - folio (extra tall books)
NF - non-fiction
REF - reference
W - Ellen G. White books