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The library has a growing collection of electronic books. Most text books are currently not available electronically but a few are. The iLink catalogue will provide the URL where online access is available.
 
Some examples of links to collections of electronic books are listed below:

Reference Books

Reference Books are useful for providing background information, definitions and quick facts. Examples are encyclopaedias and dictionaries.

Most of UKZN reference books are identified by the letter 'R' preceding the Dewey number on the spine. They are not loanable and may only be used in the library.

Some examples:

Print and online books: an introduction

Books are a good place to start when searching for information. They often provide a good overview of a subject e.g. textbooks teach the basics of a subject, leaving students to supplement this by wider reading.
 
UKZN Libraries have an extensive collection of print and electronic books. You may borrow print items from the library using your student card and access electronic books via the Library webpage under 'Electronic Resources'.  Print books are arranged on the shelves in number order.
 
Anthropology is one of the most wide-ranging subjects and it is important to use the iLink catalogue, as your books could be shelved at a range of numbers in the library

Shelf Numbers of Anthropology Books in the E G Malherbe Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UKZN library books are given shelf numbers according to the Dewey Decimal System - these shelf numbers keep related books together on the shelf by subject. You can follow the numbers to find a family of related books all together on the shelf.

 

Most of  the Anthropology books are located on the 2nd floor of the E G Malherbe Library at Howard College Campus in Durban and Pietermaritzburg. Many of these books are kept in the 300s sequence. The main number for Anthropology in general is 306. However, some of the older ethnography books can be found in the 572 sequence. Archaeology books are in the 913 sequence on the 3rd floor.

 

Below is a list of some of the most useful shelf numbers for Anthropology:
 

301

Sociology & anthropology

302

Social interaction

303

Social processes

304

Factors affecting social behaviour

305

Social groups

306

Culture & institutions

307

Communities

 

 

361

Social problems & social welfare in general

362

Social welfare problems & services

363

Other social problems & services

364

Criminology

365

Penal & related institutions

 

 

370

Education

371

Schools & their activities; special education

372

Elementary education

373

Secondary education

374

Adult education

 

 

390

Customs, etiquette & folklore

391

Costume & personal appearance

392

Customs of life cycle & domestic life

393

Death customs

394

General customs

395

Etiquette (Manners)

398

Folklore

 

 

572

Ethnography (the older shelf code – older books)

 

 

913

Archaeology (sometimes of interest to Anthropologists)

 

Academic Reserves

Prescribed and recommended books in high demand are placed on Academic Reserves. A two hour loan period is available in order to provide access to as many people as possible. Material may not be removed from the library but may be borrowed overnight or for weekends from 3pm on Fridays and must be returned on Monday by 9 am.

Be warned! Late material is subject to heavy fines!

What if a book is not available at UKZN?

Interlibrary LoanUKZN Library offers an Inter-Library Loan (ILL) facility through which books can be borrowed from other libraries in the country if available. Most times there is no charge for borrowing a book. Copies of journal articles may also be requested and if it cannot be scanned and emailed there is a fee for this.

Forms are available for filling in or email the relevant ILL office.

On the national system SABINET, the collection SACat indicates what books are in which library in the country.

For more information please consult the following ILL guides:

New Books

Recommend new books to be ordered by sending the titles to me by e-mail.


Click the link below to view the fortnightly list of new books.

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