Books about writing studies will be in various locations. Some useful call number areas are:
P 53.27: Second language writing
P 301-301.5: Style, composition, rhetoric
PE 1404: Writing instruction; writing centers
LB 1631: Teaching writing
T10.5-11.9 Communication of technical information
HF5717-5734.7 Business communication Including business report writing, business correspondence
Call numbers A-K are on the 3rd floor (3rd floor floorplan), while L-Z are on the 4th (4th floor floorplan).
Use the main search box on the Library's homepage to find out what books ODU library owns (print or electronic). For books about a particular topic, use Keyword and Subject options. For specific books, use title or author option.
Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a free service that allows you to request journal articles, books, and other needed research materials that are not available at ODU. The pick up and return location for all Interlibrary Loan materials is the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of Perry Library. The Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services Unit is located in Perry Library, Room 1208 (1st floor), and staff are available to answer ILL related questions.
Searching the Dissertations and Theses database can be useful for graduate students to make sure their research has not already been done. All researchers can benefit from the usually extensive literature review and bibliographies provided.
The world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day and offering full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997. It contains a significant amount of new international dissertations and theses both in citations and in full text.