FAQs: Finding Books (Daytona Beach)

These FAQs cover: Information for Daytona Beach patrons on using the Voyager catalog to find books, videos, course reserves, etc.

Items in bold are popular questions.

Questions

  1. Can Voyager help me find videos on my topic?
  2. How do I find course reserves?
  3. How do I find out what books the Hunt Library has?
  4. Do I need a password or barcode number to search for books, videos, and other items in Voyager, the online catalog?
  5. EAGLEsearch or Voyager indicates that the Hunt Library owns the book I need, but I can't find it on the shelves. What should I do?
  6. How do I find an ERAU thesis using Voyager?
  7. How do I find material on my topic?
  8. How do I request books from the library?
  9. I cannot find any GRPs/GCPs in Voyager.
  10. I found a book in EAGLEsearch or Voyager, but it has no call number. It says "No Data Available--Ask at the Research Desk" What does this mean?
  11. What if the library doesn't own the book(s) I need?
  12. What is a call number?
  13. When is the Research Desk open?
  14. Where do I find a particular call number within the library?

Answers

  1. Can Voyager help me find videos on my topic?

    Yes, it can. Please see our Finding Videos in the Hunt Library research guide. [Back to Top]

  2. How do I find course reserves?

    • Access the Embry-Riddle Libraries' homepage at http://library.erau.edu.
    • Click on Hunt Library.
    • Under "Find Information" click on Find Books (catalog).
    • Click on the link Enter the Voyager Catalog.
    • Click on the tab Course Reserves.
    • Click on the down arrow next to "Instructor" and click on your instructor's name.
    • Click on "Search".
    For electronic reserves, click on the blue "click here to access documents." These documents are password protected. Please contact your instructor if you do not have your password.

    For paper (print) reserves, click on the link and make note of the call number. Paper reserves are kept behind the circulation desk. Your instructor's name and the call number of the item will help the circulation staff locate the item for you. Print reserves are not available to Worldwide students. [Back to Top]

  3. How do I find out what books the Hunt Library has?

    You can find books by using Voyager, the online catalog. Voyager will tell you what books, government documents, conference proceedings, and technical reports the library owns. Voyager will also show you if materials are available in the library and where they are located. If an item is charged (checked out to another library user), Voyager will tell you when it is due back in the library. [Back to Top]

  4. Do I need a password or barcode number to search for books, videos, and other items in Voyager, the online catalog?

    No. Both Daytona Beach Campus and Worldwide students, faculty, and staff can search Voyager, the online catalog, without a password or barcode number. However, some of the online patron functions, such as renewing books and placing requests, are available only to the Daytona Beach Campus. Worldwide affiliates need to contact the library at library@erau.edu to renew books and place requests. [Back to Top]

  5. EAGLEsearch or Voyager indicates that the Hunt Library owns the book I need, but I can't find it on the shelves. What should I do?

    First, consult with a Research Librarian. They can confirm the information in EAGLEsearch or Voyager is correct. If the Research Librarian cannot find the book, they will request the Circulation Desk make a more thorough search. We do not recommend you submit an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request until after the Circulation Department has conducted their search and the book's status has been changed to "Lost". [Back to Top]

  6. How do I find an ERAU thesis using Voyager?

    • Access the Embry-Riddle Libraries' homepage at http://library.erau.edu.
    • Click on Hunt Library.
    • Under "Find Information" click on Find Books (catalog).
    • Click on the link Enter the Voyager Catalog.
    • Type in "ERAU thesis" in the first box and choose "all of these" in the drop-down box to the right (not "any of these"). Click on "Search."
    You now have a list of all theses. To search this set for a particular topic, go back and type in your keyword(s) in the second box (leave "ERAU thesis" in the first box). [Back to Top]

  7. How do I find material on my topic?

    The Hunt Library Research Librarians can assist both Daytona Beach and Worldwide students in locating books, videos, articles, technical reports, and other useful materials and can provide these documents to you at no cost. Please check our Finding Books FAQs and Finding Articles FAQs for more details or contact a Research Librarian via email, chat, phone, or online form on the Ask a Librarian page.

    You can also find Course Guides (i.e. ASCI/MSA 604), Assignment Guides (i.e. Com 221), Database Help (i.e. ProQuest), How-To Guides (i.e. RefWorks), and Subject Guides (i.e. Unmanned Aircraft Systems) online. Just click on the Research Help tab above EAGLESearch. [Back to Top]

  8. How do I request books from the library?

    To assist you with requesting items from our collection, we've prepared an individual set instructions for our Daytona Beach campus and Worldwide students.

    Daytona Beach campus students will find circulation information here, then click on the link Borrowing Library Materials.

    Worldwide students may have certain materials sent to them. You can find circulation information here, then click on the link Borrowing and Returning Materials. Note: There is a separate link about Borrowing Textbooks. [Back to Top]

  9. I cannot find any GRPs/GCPs in Voyager.

    With the exception of several online samples provided on the library's website, GRPs/GCPs are no longer available in the Hunt Library's collection.

    The online GRPs/GCP samples are password protected. You can access them through our Finding Theses, Dissertations, GRP and GCP Resources Research Guide. Once you are on the Research Guide page, click once on the fourth tab GCP/GRP Resources. A drop-down box will appear. Select Samples. Click on the title of the GCP or GRP you wish to read, then sign in using your ERNIE username and password. [Back to Top]

  10. I found a book in EAGLEsearch or Voyager, but it has no call number. It says "No Data Available--Ask at the Research Desk" What does this mean?

    "No Data Available--Ask at the Research Desk" usually means an item has been ordered by the library but is not yet on the shelves. Please ask a research librarian for assistance. [Back to Top]

  11. What if the library doesn't own the book(s) I need?

    For Daytona Beach campus students, if the Hunt Library doesn't own a particular book or article, you can try to obtain either through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). This service is free of charge to students, faculty, and staff. You can learn more about ILL and how to request books on the Interlibrary Loan page, then click on Daytona Beach ILL Services.

    Worldwide students may only request articles through ILL. If you need a book not owned by the Hunt Library, please check with your local public or university library to see if they own it. You can find out more Interlibrary Loan page, then click on Worldwide ILL Services. [Back to Top]

  12. What is a call number?

    The call number of an item in either EAGLEsearch or Voyager indicates the location of that item in the Hunt Library. If you have trouble interpreting the call number or location, please ask for help at the Research Desk. [Back to Top]

  13. When is the Research Desk open?

    For Worldwide students, research services are available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. To receive research assistance, students may email Ask A Librarian by filling out the online form or email us directly at library@erau.edu. Students may also chat with a librarian or call 800-678-9428 (United States) or 386-226-7656 (International). Voicemail is available at night and on weekends.

    For Daytona Beach students, please see the Hours / Location page for the hours that research assistance is available at the Research Desk, by telephone, and by chat. Students may also email Ask A Librarian by filling out this online form online form , or email us directly at: library@erau.edu. Ask A Librarian email service is available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. [Back to Top]

  14. Where do I find a particular call number within the library?

    Three (3) important elements are necessary to locate each item: Location, Call Number, and Status.

    The Location tells the general area in the library where the item is kept (Reference, Main Shelves, Reserve, Special Collections, etc.). If an item is listed as being on Main Shelves, note the particular floor where your item is located (A-P 2nd Floor; Q-Z 1st Floor). This floor plan will show you the different areas of the library.

    The Call Number reveals where the item is located on the shelf (Call Numbers are arranged alphanumerically).

    The Status shows whether or not the item is currently checked out (and, if so, when it is due). If the Status says On Shelf, the item should be on the shelf in its designated place. [Back to Top]

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