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Special Education

Book Search

The Discover search box on the Library's home page is a gateway to thousands of ebooks. You can limit to "source type" ebooks (click "show more" if you don't see it.) To find print books (and some ebooks) in the library's collection, use the search box below.

Library Catalog Search      
  • Type in a specific title or click the dropdown to search by author (last name first!) 
  • Start a subject search by using the keyword option on the dropdown menu.
  • When you find a book of interest, click on the subject headings in the record to find similar items.
  • You can also browse by call number to take a virtual walk through the book stacks

Call Numbers

Call numbers tell you where a book is shelved. In the Francis A. Drexel Library, we use Library of Congress Classification which groups titles by subject matter.

The following call number ranges will help you get started. Click here for more details.

HV888-907
  Children with disabilities
HV1551-3024
  People with disabilities
LC3950-4806.5
  Exceptional children. Special education
LC3991-4000
  Gifted children and youth
LC4001-4806.5
  Children and youth with disabilities 
RC569.7-574
  Developmental disabilities
RJ496-507
  Specific disorders in children

WorldCat

If you do not live near Saint Joseph's University, the WorldCat catalog is a great way to locate a book, DVD, or CD at a library closer to you. WorldCat allows you to search the holdings of thousands of academic and public libraries.