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How to use the library catalogue
How to use the library catalogue
How to use the library catalogue
How to use the library catalogue
How to use the library catalogue
How to use the library catalogue
How to use the library catalogue
How to use the library catalogue
How to use the library catalogue
How to use the library catalogue
How to use the library catalogue
How to use the library catalogue
How to use the library catalogue
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  • 1. How to Use the Library Catalogue at the Bermuda College Library
  • 2. Your catalogue is your friend.
    • The OPAC or catalogue at the Bermuda College Library has an index full of information on :
      • Circulating Titles
      • Reference Titles
      • Bermudiana Titles
      • Rare Titles
      • Reserve Titles
  • 3. To search for a book in the collection… go to the Bermuda College homepage at http://www.college.bm
  • 4. Use the Quicklinks drop down to find the library homepage. You do not have to log-in to search the catalogue from home.
  • 5. On the library homepage is the yellow library catalogue button.
  • 6. When searching the library catalogue…
    • There are two types of search formats:
      • The Simple search
      • and
      • The Power search
  • 7. Here you have several search options to choose from. Searches can be done by:
    • Title – ie. Bermuda Five Centuries
    • Author – ie. Rosemary Jones
    • Subject – ie. History
  • 8. On the search results page, there are many books to chose from. Some books may be found in several locations in the library.
  • 9. The search results page will indicate: -The call number of the book ie. F 1636 .J6 2009 BDA -If copies are available -If the book has been checked out
  • 10. The call number is useful in helping to find where the books are located on the shelves. Call numbers may also have a special code for their collection: F 1636 .J6 2009 BDA Bermudiana F 1636 .J6 2009 REF Reference F 1636 .J6 2009 Stacks
  • 11. Understanding Library of Congress Classification
    • The Bermuda College Library uses the Library of Congress classification system:
    • Each shelf is marked alphabetically with one or two letters. This makes it easier to find which shelf to start with.
    • Next books are then arranged numerically, according to the call number.
    • Finally, the books are shelved alphabetically by the next letter and decimally by the following number.
  • 12. Library of Congress Classification
      • A – General Works
      • B – Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
      • C – Auxiliary Sciences of History (General)
      • D – History (General ) and History of Europe
      • E – F – History: America
      • G – Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
      • H – Social Sciences
      • J – Political Science
      • K – Law
      • L – Education
      • M – Music
      • N – Fine Arts
      • P – Language and Literature
      • Q - Science
      • R – Medicine
      • S – Agriculture
    T – Technology U – Military Science V – Naval Science Z - Bibliography, Library Science, Information Resources.
  • 13. Locating Books
    • The Reference Books, Rare Books & Bermudiana are found upstairs in the Reference Department .
    • The Stacks or Circulating Books are found downstairs in the Stacks Lending Collection .
    • The Reserve Books are found in the Circulation Department and must be requested.
  • 14. Now that you know how to use the catalogue, you can enjoy a good read. Presentation by: Lee-Ann Liles Library Assistant Bermuda College Library March 2011

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