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International students: Getting started

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

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

Getting started in the library

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To help you make the most of the Library have a look at the Main Library Web Pages.

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

Partner students


The pages below provide specific information about using library resources if you are studying at one of our partner institutions.

De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

Other partner institutions


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