Find a Book on the Shelf
Access to the ATL catalogue is provided through the Flinders University Library catalogue. Use Findit@Flinders to search for print and online books, journals and articles and digital collections.
- Type in your search terms – use combined keywords from author, title, publisher, series, subject etc. For phrases, use double quotes “” at each end of the phrase.
- Use the dropdown arrow to select “Books, journals, DVDs & more” if you are only looking for physical items ie not journal articles. Then click “Search”
- Results: For electronic resources, click on the “View Online” tab. For physical items, click on the “Location” tab to find if it is held in the ATL, and its location and call number.
For assistance with searching please contact library staff or check out the Search Smart Orientation Online or for more detailed information to help you use Findit@Flinders as a research tool click here.
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Using Call Numbers
Each item in Adelaide Theological Library is allocated a call number, indicating where it is shelved in relation to other items in the collection.
Call numbers are recorded on the books’ spine labels and on Findit@flinders.
The library uses the Dewey Decimal Classification. The first part of the call number is from this classification and represents the subject of an item.
In FindIt@flinders call numbers look like:
On book spines, or labels on other materials, call numbers are arranged vertically and would typically look like:
|The first line represents the subject|
|The second line represents a code for the author’s name|
What the Call Numbers mean at Adelaide Theological Library
|210||Philosophy & Theory of Religion|
|215||Science & Religion|
|230||Theology & Doctrine|
|250||Local Christian Church|
|260||Theology of Church & Society|
|261.55||Christianity & Science|
|261.8||Christianity & Social Issues|
|270.1||Early Church History (to 325CE)|
|270.3-5||Medieval Church History|
|270.6||Reformation Church History|
|270.4||Church in Australia|
|305||Groups in Society|
|900||Geography & History|