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Management: Finding Books

Finding books

If you know which book you need, search the Library Catalogue for the author's surname and a few words from the title. The book may be available in print and / or eformat.

Module reading lists

Multiple copies of key titles may be located in the Short Loan Collection on the Ground Floor of the McClay Library. 

Research books

These books are located on Floor 1 of the McClay Library. In broad terms, the subjects are found at: HB-HC for economics, HD for management and HF-HJ for accounting and finance.


  • Search using a combination of author surname and title keywords, e.g. Saunders research methods
  • Check the publication year to be sure of using the correct edition.
  • Click to show all available copies.
  • Click the book title to see full book details and all copies.
  • Click cover icons to find out more about a book (contents listing often available)

Understanding shelfmarks

Each print book has a shelf-mark which is a combination of letters and numbers. Break this down into sections to make it easier to find the book on the shelf.

Recommend a book

Reading list books

The library makes every effort to hold the key texts that are on reading lists for your modules.

If there are books on your module reading list which you cannot find in the Library Catalogue, please let the library know by filling in our book form or emailing your subject librarian.

Books not on reading lists 
The library also considers purchasing suggestions for books which are not on module reading lists. If you'd like to recommend a book for the library collection, please email your subject librarian.

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