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Research Process: A Step-By-Step Guide: 2a. Books & E-Books

This guide walks you through the steps of the research process.


The MSU Billings Library shares its Library Catalog with several other academic libraries.

To search for books owned  by the MSUB Library, click the "Books" tab. To expand your search to other Montana academic libraries, search the "TRAILS Montana Academic Libraries" tab.

E-Book & Audiobook Guide

For more information on using digital books, click here.

E-Book Collections

Search the Library

Power Search for books, articles, and more!

Search Google Books

Google Book Search

Library of Congress Call Number Classification

The materials in the MSUB Library are organized by the Library of Congress (LC) Classification System so that materials on similar subjects are shelved together. Each item is given a subject heading that corresponds to a call number which identifies the location of the item on a shelf. 

Items are arranged on the shelves from left to right, top to bottom, according to call numbers. Call numbers are read in this format: