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Research Guides

Family and Consumer Sciences: Books

Accessing Ebooks

Ebooks can be accessed through our library catalog . For more information about Ebooks, including how to download them, please visit our ebook LibGuide.

Some ebook packages will require downloading Adobe Digital Editions (free computer download) or the Bluefire App (fire mobile phone app in the iTunes store or the Android Store). 

Floor Maps

To find library items

Take a look at our library floor maps

Search the Library Catalog

Tips for Searching the Library Catalog:

  • Choose the search scope by selecting either UI + Summit + Articles (all materials); UI + Summit (items owned by UI and member libraries); or UI Library Only (items owned only by the UI Library).   
  • Limiting your search: Start with a basic search and once you find a book that seems to be about your topic, you can use the format and/or other options located on the left to further narrow your search.
  • On the Advanced Search page, the year, language, and location (to name a few options) of items can be limited.
  • Subject headings can be a great way to narrow in on your topic.

Call Numbers to Browse

Books are located on the  2nd (T-Z), 3rd (H-S), and 4th (A-G) floors organized by theLibrary of Congress Classification system. Search for books using the library catalog.


Call Number Areas to Browse

Description  Call Number
Economics as a science HB71-74
Economics by country HC94-1085
The family. Marriage. Home. HQ503-1064 
Parents. Parenthood. HQ755.7-759.92                                          
Family size HQ760-767.7
Children. Child development Including child rearing, 
child life, play, socialization, children's rights
HQ767.8-792.2                               
Youth. Adolescents. Teenagers. HQ793-799.2
Sex role HQ1075-1075.5           
Life skills. Coping skills. Everyday living skills HQ2035-2039
Credit HG3691-3769
Personal health and hygiene. Including clothing, bathing, exercise, travel, nutrition, sleep, sex hygiene  RA773-788
Nutrition and feeding of children and adolescents RJ206-235
Textile bleaching, dyeing, printing, etc. TP890-933  
Clothing manufacture. Dressmaking. Tailoring TT490-695 
Cooking TX642-840

How do I Request a Book?

  1. Locate your book by searching our library catalog
  2. To view availability, click on Find it, and then Request (if the item is not available in our library). 
  3. Enter your user id and password.
  4. Verify that your request is complete and submit
  5. You will be notified when your book has arrived

How do I Use Interlibrary Loan?

  1. Locate the book you would like to request using the library catalog.
  2. If the book is not available, or checked, click on Find it, and then Request.
  3. Enter your user name and password.
  4. Verify book request to make sure all necessary fields are complete, and submit.
  5. A record of the request should appear on your account page.