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Maxwell Library uses the Library of Congress Classification System. To locate your book in the General Collection look at the first letter of the call number. If it begins with the letter A-L it will be on the second floor. If it starts with the letters M-Z it will be on the third floor.

Try the Subject Terms "Motion Picture plays-History and Criticism"

Steps to Finding Books

  1. Search the Maxwell Library's online catalog.  If we don't own the book you want, then:
  2. Search the Massachusetts Commonwealth Catalog. (C.C.) If the book you want is in the catalog, request it and have it sent to Maxwell Library. If the CC doesn't have the book you want:
  3. Request the book through Interlibrary Loan.
  4. You can also search for books in Google Books or WorldCat. If you identify titles in either one that you're interested in, you can then obtain them using steps 1-3.

Webster Tips

Some suggested call numbers:

  • GV561-GV1198: Sports
  • GV1195 Wrestling
  • R: Medicine 
  • RA773-RA790: Health
  • RC1210-1220 Sports Medicine
  • RD131 Sports Accidents 
 Some suggested subjects (do a SUBJECT search for these, rather than a keyword search):

  • Athletes
  • Physical Education and Training
  • Exercise
  • Sports

Locating Items in Maxwell Library

  • Reference materials and audio CDs can be found on the 1st floor of Maxwell Library.
  • Books in the A-L call number ranges are located on the 2nd floor of Maxwell Library.
  • Books in the M-Z call number ranges are located on the 3rd floor of Maxwell Library.
  • DVDs are located on the first floor of the library near reference.

How to Obtain Books from Other Libraries


Google Book Search

  Films on Demand - Streaming Video

Try searching ;"athletic performance" or "physical performance."