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Using Shelf Browse in Encompass Search

The shelf browse function can help you find what is on the shelf -- even if you're not in the Library!

How it works

The first thing is that the whole Browse the shelf tool works by comparing call numbers regardless of any other data like format or location. It puts all items with a similar call number in one list--as if they were going to sit on the shelf next to one another.

This means that you might find documentary videos (located in our A/V section on level A) interfiled with books on the same subject in the main stacks, along with books from our Juvenile or Ready Reference locations (located on level C and A respectively). 

This is a great feature if you want to find other types of materials on the same topic across the collections.