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Finding Books

Looking for different types of books with OneSearch on the library's homepage.

Books in general

Books only in UR Libraries

eBooks Only

If you want to see just books in general and do not mind potentially having to use Inter-Library Loan to receive a book, you can just view books in general by using the "Books" filter in OneSearch.  If you want to see only books in the UR Libraries you will want to use the "Books" filter, and the "In the Library" filter in OneSearch.  If you only want to see eBooks you will want to use the "Books" filter, and the "Online" filter in OneSearch.
Screenshot of Books Filter applied in OneSearch Screenshot of Books filter and In the Library filter applied in the OneSearch The Books and Online Filters applied in OneSearch


This is not a comprehensive list of databases that include eBooks. These are just some of the ones that are known to house computer science/science materials. 

The library offers both Item Retrieval Services and Interlibrary Loan Services for faculty, staff, and students. 


Item Retrieval Services are are for items that the UR Libraries owns in print format. This DOES NOT include DVDs, Videos, and Music CDs. 


Interlibrary Loan Services are for items not owned by the library. 

Our Library uses what's called Library of Congress Classification. This is just a fancy way to say that the books we have are shelved by subject and that we use call numbers (that start with letters) to know what shelf a book is located on. Those call numbers are directly tied to their subject. So for example, a book on animal behavior would be with all of the other QL books. 

For those of you wanting to just go to the shelves and browse here are some of the Computer Science related call numbers.

  • QA 71-90 Instruments and machines
    • QA 75-76.95 Calculating Machines
      • QA 75.5-76.95 Electronic computers. Computer science
    • QA 76.17 History – Biography
    • QA 76.25 Computer science as a profession
    • QA 76.527 Network computers
    • QA 76.53 Time-sharing data processing – Real-time data processing
    • QA 76.6 Programming
    • QA 76.73.A-Z Individual languages
      • QA 76.76.C153 C++
      • QA 76.73.P98 Python
      • QA 76.73.R3 R
      • QA 76.73.S59 SPARK
    • QA 76.75-76.765 Computer software
  • LB 1028.4 Computers in Education
  • LC 149.5 Computers and Literacy
  • LC 1022-1024 Computer-assisted instruction
  • TK 5105.548+ Computer Networks (Falls under Telecommunication)
  • TK 7800-8585 Electronics

Finding your way around B2 can be confusing. Below is a map of the floor, with the stacks color-coded. You can find these same map, and help navigating at the front desk of the library. 

Map of B2 in the Library with labeled color coded sections of stacks to make navigation easier.

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