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How to Locate East Asian Items
Library records are complex and include many details—you need to read the information carefully. And, if you are new to the UC-Davis Library, you will need to pick up a location map directory in the lobby area. Here are the notes that you will need to locate an item.
Call number: example, DS773.94 Z435 2000
Location of the material: example, Shields Library East Asian Languages Reference DS773.94 Z435. This book is located on the first floor of Shields Library, in the East Asian Languages Collection area, not in the general collection area of Shields Library.
When the record shows "Shields Library East Asian Languages Reference", the item is located in the separate stacks that are marked "EALC Reference" in the East Asian Languages Collection area.
When the record shows "over-size" and "Asian Lang. Coll." — the item is located in the separate stacks that are marked "EALC Oversize" in the East Asian Languages Collection area.
Books are placed on the shelves from left to right. The first part of call number, e.g. DS733.94, is subject classifications and numbers; the second part is the author's number, e.g. Z435.
Please see the following example for shelving sequence:
- 1st book is: DS773.94 Z435
- 2nd book is: DS773.94 Z44
- 3rd book is: DS773.94 Z447
- 4th book is: DS773.94 Z45
- 5th book is: DS774 A1
Exceptions: Materials of Chinese, Japanese or Korean may be located in other areas because:
- Text is in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean and English — Located in the main library's General Collection.
- Material is rare or has special value — located in Special Collections or Reserves.
- Current Periodicals — located in lower level, Shields Library.
- Reserves items — located in Reserves Room.
- Government Documents — located in the Government Information section in the lower level of Shields Library. [more information (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/govinfo)]
- Special subject area — example, information on governmental affairs, located in the Institute of Governmental Affairs (http://www.iga.ucdavis.edu)
Options: For materials owned by the other libraries, please use the Interlibrary Loan Service (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/ill/).
Item is checked out: You may use "Recall" service at the Circulation Desk. The patron who has the item checked out must return the item directly to the lending library within 7 days once the "recall" notice is sent out via e-mail and mail.