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Finding Books.

One of the most important things you’ll need to know in order to be a successful student is how to find books. The books in this library are an excellent source of both historical and current information. URI has over one million books to help you do research on any number of topics.

This section contains information on how to: tell which books are available using HELIN (the online catalog at URI), read shelf numbers (which are like an address for each book in the library), read a catalog record in HELIN and how best to search the HELIN catalog to find what you need.

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The University Libraries subscribe to databases to help you find articles on a variety of topics. Ask at the Reference Desk for more information.