Fiction: a term used to classify any story created by the imagination, rather than one based strictly on history or fact.


Example: Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling is fiction

Fiction books are located in the fiction section of the library, and are in alphabetical order by the author's last name. For example, the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling is marked F ROW


Non-fiction: writing that is based on facts, real events, and real people, such as biography or history.

Example: The Hot Zone by Richard Preston


Nonfiction books are located in the non-fiction section of the library, and are organized by the Dewey Decimal subject classification followed by the author's last name. For example, The Hot Zone by Richard Preston is 614.5 PRE



Boolean Operators: Simple words like AND and OR that tell the search engine how to interpret your request


Call Number: The combination of letters and numbers used to label each book and give it a unique "address" on a library shelf. 


Catalog: Searchable index of the library’s holdings (print resources, multimedia items, and sometimes ebooks and digital periodicals to which the library subscribes)

(Off Campus: Make sure you're logged into Proquest.) 

Select the "search" tab below to browse  through Shore's books, audiobooks, playaways,  e-books, and DVDs. If you scroll to the bottom of the page, you can also browse by genre!

For ebook borrowing instructions, click here.

If you would like to check something out, renew a check-out, or reserve an item, stop by the RTO to see Mr. Hanks.

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