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International students: Getting started

A guide to help you make the most of your time at DMU

Using the library catalogue

You can use the Library Catalogue to find books. Use the 'How to use the library catalogue' guide for help on how to use the library catalogue.

Library glossary

Focus / Mark Hunter / CC BY 2.0

For definitions of terms that you might hear mentioned in the library, look at the Library glossary

Subject guides

To find out what are the best resources in your subject area, select the faculty where you will be studying from the list below, then the subject from the tab that opens.

Getting started in the library

To help you make the most of the Library have a look at the Welcome to Library and Learning Services guide.

Finding books in the library

At DMU library, we use the Dewey classification system to arrange books on a similar subject together. To find out more about the Dewey system and how to find books in the library use the guide: How to find your books - all about shelfmarks


Watch and listen to the three presentations below for an introduction to the Library, and also to learn how to find books and journals in the Library.

Introduction to Library and Learning Services

Finding books using Library Search

Finding ejournals