Step 1: Go to UWG’s library data base to search for a
book for your research topic, www.westga.edu/library/
Step 2: Type in either key words that deal with your
topic of the title of a specific book
Step 3: Select a book you would like you use for your
research and click the link
Step 4: Click on the holdings section on the link to find
the call number, where it’s shelved and if it’s checked
out or not
Step 5: Go to the call number and shelve that the
database says the booked is shelved on
Step 6: Look at the books spine to find the call
number, you will then find your book on the shelve.
with Crystal Yap
Where did you go to start your search for a book?
A: I went to UWG’s data base, www.westga.edu/library/
What did you do find your book?
A: I typed the title of the book I was looking for in the search bar. I looked for a
matching title and author to the book I was looking for. It was the first entry to pop up.
I clicked on it to find out more information to confirm that this was what I was looking
How do you find a book from the info listed?
A: The holdings section on the link told me the call number and what floor/shelve the
book was shelved on
How did you know what to do?
A: I learned how to search my books through the library catalogue from my history
teacher sophomore year.
What is your best tip when it comes to finding a book in the catalogue?
A: My best tip is making sure that the title and the author matches the entry that
comes up so I’m not looking for the same titled book but written by a different author.
It has different material and it could end up giving me the information I’m not looking
A particular slide catching your eye?
Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.