Books are important sources of basic information on a topic, providing necessary definitions, background information, and statistics. They can provide a foundation for research which can be supplemented by more current information from journal articles. Books also often contain useful bibliographies which may lead to additional research material. To locate books, use DELCAT Discovery, the Library catalog.
Sample subject terms that might be of use when searching DELCAT Discovery are:
|nutritional diseases||obesity, nutrition|
|diet therapy, children||eating disorders|
|vitamin therapy||disease, digestive system|
|nutrition, food supply||weight management|
The UD Library uses the Library of Congress Classification System to arrange books and print journals on the shelves. This system uses letters and numbers to complete the Call Number. A call number is like an address: it tells us where the book is located in the library.
To find information on the following subjects see the designated call numbers:
Interlibrary Loan service is available to University of Delaware faculty, students, and staff. If you are a University of Delaware user and have any questions concerning Interlibrary Loan services available through the University of Delaware Library, please go to the section on ILL Policies and Information.
Please check DELCAT to verify library holdings before submitting an Interlibrary Loan request. ILL requests will not be processed if requested materials are available in any University of Delaware Library collection.