Novanet is a consortium or partnership of the university and community college libraries in Nova Scotia. All of these academic libraries share a combined library catalogue, called the Novanet Catalogue.
Dalhousie students, faculty, and staff may use any of the Novanet libraries – they can visit in person and while there use library resources and sign-out loanable materials using a valid DalCard that has been registered with the Dalhousie Libraries.
Materials from Novanet Libraries can also be borrowed using the Novanet Express Service. Books and photocopies can be requested through online forms and will be delivered to the user’s preferred Novanet library.
Most of the Dalhousie Libraries and the other Novanet Libraries use Library of Congress call numbers to organize books and other materials on library shelves.
For a full explanation of the LC scheme, see the Library of Congress’ Classification Outline Listed below are the letters and subjects of the main classes of the LC Outline. You can browse library shelves following this outline.
A -- GENERAL WORKS: YEARBOOKS, ENCYCLOPEDIAS, DICTIONARIES
B – PHILOSOPHY, PSYCHOLOGY, RELIGION
C – HISTORY: CIVILIZATION, ARCHAEOLOGY, BIOGRAPHY
D -- WORLD HISTORY AND HISTORY OF EUROPE, ASIA, AFRICA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, ETC.
E -- HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS
F -- HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS
G – GEOGRAPHY, ANTHROPOLOGY, GENDER, RECREATION
H – ECONOMICS, COMMERCE, SOCIOLOGY, SOCIAL WORK, PLANNING
J -- POLITICAL SCIENCE
K -- LAW
L -- EDUCATION
M -- MUSIC
N -- FINE ARTS, ARCHITECTURE
P -- LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Q – MATH, COMPUTING, SCIENCES
R -- MEDICINE
S -- AGRICULTURE
T – TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING
U -- MILITARY SCIENCE
V -- NAVAL SCIENCE
Z – BIBLIOGRAPHY, LIBRARY SCIENCE, INFORMATION RESOURCES
There are two versions of the Novanet Catalogue:
Novanet: Search for books, but also for many other types of resources: journal articles, conference proceedings, newspapers, theses, technical reports, open access material. You can also search Novanet from the search box that appears on the Dalhousie Libraries' homepage.
Novanet Classic: This older text version of the Novanet catalogue is still available to users but it is not being updated with any new functionality.
For help using Novanet or Novanet Classic there are online tutorials available.
If you have any questions about either version of the Novanet catalogue, please visit the Service/Circulation Desk of any Dalhousie Library.