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Mennonite Studies: Books

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If you live close to a public or university library, it may be faster to borrow items from there than to wait for a delivery from us. 

Omni: The Library Catalogue

Omni: 18 universities, one library

Omni connects the libraries of 18 Ontario universities through one library catalogue. All students, staff and faculty at the University of Waterloo are Omni borrowers. You can order print materials and access digital and open source materials directly through the Omni catalogue.

Beyond Omni: interlibrary loan (ILL)

If a book or article is not available in Omni, use the Interlibrary Loan tab to fill out a request form.

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Look for the Virtual Browse carousel that appears at the bottom of every library book record. You can scroll left or right to see other books in the library system that might sit together on the same shelf.

This image is a screenshot of the virtual browse carousel located at the bottom of each library record.

The Library catalogue, Omni (includes 16 Ontario university library collections)

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Browsing for Books

Books in most academic libraries are organized by subject using the Library of Congress classification scheme. Each book is assigned a "call number" under a "subject heading."

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of Mennonite Studies, relevant  books may be scattered throughout the entire library collection. Therefore, make sure you search the library catalogue in addition to browsing the shelves.  However, shelf browsing is still worthwhile when looking for topic ideas, or finding books you may not have noticed in your catalogue search.

When browsing the shelves, please do not put books back on the shelf ! Bring books you are not signing out to the library desk. Staff will be happy to shelve them for you.

A Sample of Call Number Ranges on Mennonite Topics in the Milton Good Library

BX 4929 - BX 4949 -   Anabaptism

BX 8101 - BX 8115 – Mennonite History (general)

BX 8116 -  BX 8117 – Mennonite History (United States)

BX 8118 – Mennonite History (Canada)

BX 8119 – Mennonite History (outside of North America, organized by country)         

BX 8141 – BX 8143 Mennonite Biography

DK 265 – Russian Revolution and Mennonites

E 184.M45,  F160.G3  –  Amish and Mennonites in the United States

GR – Amish and Mennonite Folklore

LC  – Mennonite Education

M  2131 -  Mennonite Hymnals

ML 3169 - Books about Mennonite Music

NK – Mennonite Decorative Arts

PS 3000 -  Mennonite Fiction (United States authors/publishers/Mennonites and Amish as subject)

PS 8000 - Mennonite Fiction (Canadian authors/publishers/Mennonites and Amish as subject)

TX – Mennonite Cookbooks

UB 342  – Conscientious Objection