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Monsters: Finding Books

How to find resources at the BC Library on monsters.

Using OneSearch

Search for books and ebook using OneSearch. You will find a "OneSearch" button in the center of the library webpage, or linked in the OneSearch image below.  OneSearch allows you to search EVERYTHING the library has access to, including print books and eBooks, plus journal articles and more from our databases. Click on the OneSearch image below to access this resource (right click to open in a new tab).

OneSearch logo with link to search anything page

When you click on the OneSearch button, it will take you to a Search Anything search bar.  When you start typing your search, you will see some drop-down options for the kind of search you want to do. Choose the third option, BC Library Books & eBooks, if you'd like to focus your search on books. 

For the best results, sign in with your BC ID at the top right corner.

For more specific searches, see the links below.

Finding Books on the Library Shelf

Call Number= the address of the book on its spine

The signs on the end of the bookcases only refer to first two lines of a call #.

Pay attention to "collection" on the book entry in the catalog:  

REFERENCE= Green-labeled bookcases

GENERAL= White-labeled bookcases

Once in correct aisle, read call number, matching one line at a time, until find the right book.  Browse the shelves around it for possibly more books on your topic.

General Books on Fictional/Mythical Monsters

These books are available in our library. Some will be available in print in our General section (white-labeled shelves) for you to check out. Find these by their call number. If you are confused how call numbers work, look at the box to the left for an explanation. Other books will say "available online" when you click on the link. This means you can read them online without checking them out.

General Books on Real Life Monsters

These books are available in our library. Some will be available in print in our General section (white-labeled shelves) for you to check out. Find these by their call number. If you are confused how call numbers work, look at the box to the left for an explanation. Other books will say "available online" when you click on the link. This means you can read them online without checking them out.