Module 6:Using the library catalog(s)Using GIL, GIL Express, and WorldCatto find books and other materials inthe library and beyond
What is GIL?• UWG GIL Catalog – for items here at UWG• GIL University System Catalog – for items atother Georgia schools
The basics• Using GIL• Using GIL Express
GIL stands for…• GALILEO INTERCONNECTED LIBRARIES• BUT! Don’t be confused• This is just the name of the system, itsdifferent than using GALILEO• We’ll cover GALILEO in Module 8
What can you find in GIL?• Books, videos and other items owned byIngram Library and where these items arelocated• We’ll focus there first, then we’ll discuss GILExpress and WorldCat, which allow you tosearch BEYOND UWG
Let’s practice a search•What books about global warming does the libraryown? To find out, follow these steps:1. Go to the library’s home page (westga.edu/library)2. In the search box labeled Books, click on the link to UWGGIL Catalog3. Select the Keyword Search tab4. Enter words/concepts into the search boxes provided(GIL will not let you use “OR”)5. Click Go
Do you see a book you want and how can youfind it in the library?•1. Click on a title that you think will work for your topic2. Click on Full Display to get more information aboutthe book, including a possible list of chapter titles.3. Look for the Call Number (something like this -LD5901.W62k 2009 H53)4. Location (right above the call number) tells youwhere the item is located in the library. (In thiscase, the call number begins with L so the book islocated on the 3rd floor)
Title and book infoCall no, location, status
What if Ingram Library doesn’t havewhat I want?•Check GIL University System CatalogWhat you’ll find – Titles of books, videos andother items owned by other universitylibraries in Georgia and a link to requestingthose items through GIL Express
Practice: Using the GIL UniversitySystem Catalog step by step•1. Go to top of the page right under University of WestGeorgia Ingram Library and click on GIL UniversalCatalog.2. Follow the same steps for GIL to do a search.3. If you find a book you want, go to the bottom of thepage and click on GIL Express Request.4. Fill out the information requested and your book willbe delivered to Ingram Library within 2-3business days.
Log in to enable GIL Express Requests
Beyond the basics• Advanced Search Options in GIL• Focused on UWG Catalog now
Other ways to search• By subject• How:• Identify a proper subject heading– By looking it up in the Library of Congress SubjectHeadings (see the reference desk)– Easier--simply follow a subject heading in yourresults to refine your search
Topic, generally “Civil War”
This title looks promising…
I can use the subject heading from thistitle to refine my search…click it!Subject is United States History Civil War 1861-1865
Now my results are narrowed, I knowI am only getting results on the US Civil WarNote other helpful “clickableoptions to narrow further
Author• We can search by author simply by choosingauthor as our search mode, then searching bythe author’s name• The system will help us narrow down to theauthor we want
I want to find a list of books byStephen King• From the Main Library Page this time, we’llclick on “UWG Library Catalog” before weenter our search terms• Then we will choose the author search option
You now have many more searchoptions beyond just keyword!
Let’s search by author
Which one do we want? Most likely“King, Stephen 1947-”Note how the catalog helps you narrow.This is called “faceted search.”Notice there are also facets to help younarrow by call number,Language, format, and more!
Click on Stephen King…is this the rightone? Yes! With a pic and a bio!Do note the source of the bio…Titles at UWG results list
Title search• Is pretty straight forward• Do note that one might exclude the beginningarticle; search Grapes of Wrath instead of TheGrapes of Wrath
So in summary…• We can go in and do a keywords or “all fields”search and begin to find things• We can search more effectively by limiting to aspecific subject, title, or author• Remember “facets” are tools to look for in thecatalog to help you find what you need!
Advanced GIL Search• Will let you combine terms and add limits• Example: I can’t come to the library to checkout a book this week, and I need a book formy class on search engines published in thelast 5 years
I start…• By going to the library web page atwww.westga.edu/library• Then I click on the UWG Library Catalog
Then I click on Advanced Search
Note: I’ve searched “allfields” (same askeyword) for searchengines, I’ve limited toe-books, and I’velimited the year from2007-2012
Results list—e-books from therequired date range!The e-book record willprompt you to click intoGALILEO, and you canaccess the e-book fromthere
WorldCat• WorldCat is a giant library catalog with items inlibraries from around the world!• You can search WorldCat in one of two ways– On GALILEO as a database– Using the free WorldCat interface, WorldCat.org athttp://www.worldcat.org– For our purposes this week, we will usewww.worldcat.org for demonstration and theassignment
WorldCat Searching• Is much like searching a library catalog• Instead of getting results from an individuallibrary, you get a results list of items fromaround the world• Once you click on an individual item, you getmore information about the book, includingwhat libraries hold the item based on yourlocation (zip code/IP address/both)
Basic WorldCat.org interface
Advanced WorldCat Search screen
A basic search for “everything”(same as keyword)
Results: Note facets on left to helpnarrow or change my search
Individual book/item resultsNote: not tied to just one library. It tells me, byThe zip code I enter, the nearest libraries to meThat have the item!
Your assignment• To compile a list of 10 resources accessedusing the library catalog• Complete a discussion board assignmentbased on your catalog search assignment• To see the assignments in detail, click onModule 6 Assignment Instructions in the list ofitems in Module 6 in CourseDen• Submit the assignment using the formprovided in CourseDen
Questions about using the catalog?• e-mail or call!• firstname.lastname@example.org• email@example.com• 404/376-3383, M-F, before 9 PM