Welcome to the Christopher Center's Quick Reference Guide! In this guide, you can find links to general resources on a variety of topics, and places you can go to for help.
Finding Books: Tips
Searches in The Library Catalog will display what resources Valpo owns in those areas. To check for items in other libraries that will loan the resource, perform those same searches in WorldCat, a catalog of library holdings worldwide and use our Interlibrary Loan program to borrow those materials.
Create keyword searches & subject searches to search in catalogs and databases. A good strategy is to do a keyword search first, using words that you think might be in the title or content notes. When you find a resource that looks worthwhile, see what subject headings are used to categorize that item and use them to do subject searches.
In the Christopher Center, all resources are shelved according to the same
call number system.
Current Print Periodicals (Journals): First floor
Reference Books: Second floor
Books to check out: Call numbers A - L: Third floor
Books to check out: Call numbers M - Z: Fourth floor