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Library Guides

Navigation & Maritime

Primo Library Catalogue

Primo is the gateway to all the library's resources and includes details of both print and e books:

See videos and guidance on how to use Primo to find books and access eBooks, renew your book loans, request a book that's currently on loan to someone else, and to understand how Primo works.  Any questions, please contact Kate.

Library eBooks

These ebooks are also within Primo.  Some ebooks can be searched at chapter level in Primo but many are a title-only search.  So, in order to browse or 'flick' through an ebook e.g. check the contents or index, try searching inside the ebooks using their own websites below.

NB: some of these ebooks you can download and keep but some are viewable online only or downloadable on a library-loan model i.e. can be downloaded for 1 day.

Library Skills Guide: tutorials and guidance on eBooks

List of eBooks for NMS

List of eBooks for NMS

Selected list of eBooks on a variety of NMS topics available via Primo

Ebook central (Proquest)

Library Ebooks covering all disciplines. These ebooks offer online viewing not permanent download.

Taylor & Francis eBooks

We only have a few books via this platform. Use the left hand filter "content I have access to" to limit to full text. Books can be downloaded to keep. (Check Primo for useful titles not accessible here as we may have the book via another supplier).

Key locations of print books on the Library shelves

The books that support Navigation & Maritime modules can be classified by various subject areas e.g. law, mathematics or engineering etc.  Key Navigation texts on topics such as avoiding collisions at sea, general maritime navigation and UKHO publications are mainly found on Level 0.  The table below outlines key shelfmark areas within the library that may be useful depending on your topic of study.  Books are classified according to Dewey:

Subject Library Level Shelfmark
Maritime law e.g. MARPOL, SOLAS etc. (however, see also Regs4Ships online) 2 (in the Law section) 340s
Safety at sea e.g. IAMSAR 2 363.1
Shipping and ports 2 387
Engineering Mathematics 1 510.2462
Cartography 1 526
Oceanography and marine science 1 551.46
Marne Engineering 0 623.8
Maritime Navigation (and Admiralty/UKHO publications e.g. Tide Tables) 0 623.89

Understanding Dewey: how to locate a book by its shelf number