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Searching the Catalogue

The catalogue is your primary tool for finding books in the J.N. Desmarais Library. You can also use the catalogue to find other materials, including government publications and journals (including individual articles).

You can search the catalogue by:

  • Title
  • Author/Creator
  • Subject
  • Call Number

When you know the book you are searching for, pick Title or Author; when you are searching for a topic, start with Keyword unless you know the exact Subject heading describing your topic.

More on searching the Catalogue is available in Module 5 of the Research Skills Tutorial in D2L.

Shelf Searching

Laurentian uses LC Classification. Some patrons may wish to browse for books in the stacks; Radiation Therapy can be generally found classified under Science (Q), Medicine (R), and Technology (T), including:

  • HV 622-623, 9696 - Cancer curing equipment
  • QC 474-809 - Radiation Physics
  • QD 625-655 - Radiation Chemistry
  • QH 643 - Radiation properties
  • RC 71-1151 - Internal medicine
  • TA 417 - Radiographic examination
  • TK 9001-9401 - Nuclear engineering


With nearly 200 million records representing titles held by nearly 75,000 libraries you will find almost any book ever published in the English language in WorldCat.