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Research Skills

How to find and evaluate sources and navigate the Chester Fritz Library.

Searching for Online and Physical Books

Need to FIND A BOOK @ Chester Fritz Library? 

  • Go to the Library's Web Site and start typing a topic or title in the Library Search box
  • Select "in Books+" from the drop-down options
  • To limit your search results to EBOOKS, under "Availability," select "Available online"
  • You can use the Advanced Search to limit by material type "Books" and search by "Subject"

Need to FIND A BOOK  *NOT* @ Chester Fritz Library? 

  • Use WorldCat - Available from QuickLinks.  You can search books from anywhere in the country and request Chester Fritz Library borrow that book for you. If it turns out that the book is available from our library, you'll see Image indicates book is available at UND. You can have our library borrow a book from another library (called an InterLibrary Loan) by registering and requesting the book here.

How to Find a Book on the Shelf

Once you find a book from the Library Search you want to check out:
  • Record the location and call number (e.g. Floor 3 and TA159.L5733 2011)
  • Go to the bookshelves (also known as "stacks") to retrieve it
  • picture of result screenSearch the shelves from left to right
  • Match the call number (it's unique to each book)
  • Check-out the item (bring your UND ID)
  • Ask for a renewal if you need it longer

Student library workers often are in the stacks-- ask them for help or Ask Us online.

Book Locations

Books are located in the following areas of the Chester Fritz Library:

1st floor of the Chester Fritz Library

Location Subjects
A - Z Oversize All subjects, all larger than regular books

2nd floor of the Chester Fritz Library

Location Subjects
Reference Covers all subjects. See Credo Reference for online resources
Popular Reading Bestsellers and leisure reading

3rd floor of the Chester Fritz Library

Call Number / Location Subjects
H - N General Stacks Business, Sociology, Political Science, Law, Education, Music, Fine Arts
P - Z General Stacks Languages, Literature, Science, Technology, Bibliography
DVDs Popular and academic movies and TV programs on Blu-ray and DVD, including foreign language films
Games Board and card games available for 1-week checkout

4th floor of the Chester Fritz Library

Call Number / Location Subjects
A - G General Stacks Philosophy, Religion, History, Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
A - Z Special Collections Focus on North Dakota / UND Topics and Authors
Children's Collection Literature for kids and young adults, organized by the Dewey Decimal System

Rules for Borrowing and Checkout

Things to remember when your wanted item is checked out (or the item you have checked out is wanted by others):

  • Items may be subject to recall after the initial checkout period ends
  • See the Borrowing and Renewal Page to learn how long a borrowing period is

Bring your UND ID, it's your library card

Book Reviews

How To Limit Library Search Results to Reviews:

  1. Select the Articles drop down menu option in Library Search
  2. On the right, under the bold heading Revise, you can refine your search. Select under Resource Type and choose Reviews.
  3. You can further narrow your search by topic, author, and publication year.