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CSU Catalog

  1. 1. Mullen: Fall 2010
  2. 2. CSU CATALOG Identify a variety of types and sources of informationCSU Catalog is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
  3. 3. Browsing MaterialsItems are organized by the Library of CongressClassification System
  4. 4. Broad Subject Categories A: General Works  L: Education B: Philosophy, Psychology  M: Music  N: Art C: Genealogy  P: Literature D: World History  Q: Science, Math E, F: US History  R: Medicine G: Geography, Sports  S: Agriculture H: Social Sciences  T: Technology J: Political Science  U: Military Science K: Law  V: Naval Science
  5. 5. More detailed subclassH: Social Sciences R: Medicine HD: Industries  RB: Pathology HF: Commerce  RD: Surgery HG: Finance  RJ: Pediatrics HM: Sociology  RK: Dentistry HQ: Women  RT: Nursing HV: Criminology  RX: Homeopathy
  6. 6. Describing MaterialsSubject Headings = specific terms from acontrolled vocabulary list
  7. 7. Subject Headings Alcoholism Social aspects Finance, Personal Stress (Physiology) Motion Pictures United States. Constitutional Convention (1787) Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941 Washington, George, 1732-1799
  8. 8. Finding Specific MaterialsEach item has a unique identifier = call number
  9. 9. Call Number 1st two lines = the subject of the book 3rd line = the author’s last name last line = the date of publication E E842.H275 1992 842 H275 CSU Catalog Record 1992 Spine Label
  10. 10. Going to the Shelf
  11. 11. Other Call Numbers Electronic Book (title) Newspaper (title) – format Periodical (title) – format Streaming Video (title) Dewey Decimal System  Popular Reading Collection  A/V Materials Center for Instructional Development
  12. 12. Planning AheadProper prior planning prevents poor performance
  13. 13. What to do before you search… Brainstorm ideas for a topic  Talk with friends  Browse  table of contents  indexes  textbook  Mind maps Identify main topic  Identify related concepts/ideas  List synonyms for each
  14. 14. Search terms Concept 1 Concept 2 Concept 3Main idea Related idea Subtopic OR OR OR AND ANDSynonym Synonym Synonym OR OR ORSynonym Synonym Synonym • Use “ “ or ( ) to keep words together & in order • Connect different concepts with AND • Connect similar concepts with OR
  15. 15. Boolean Operators AND is automatically AND = narrow used by Google and other search engines to combine terms OR = expand Sometimes a program will use a + or – to substitute for NOT = exclude AND or NOT
  16. 16. Searching MaterialsCSU Catalog – title level access for physical andvirtual materials the library owns or subscribesto
  17. 17. CSU Catalog
  18. 18. CSU Catalog
  19. 19. Detailed Record GIL Universal Catalog = GIL Express Catalog GIL Classic Catalog = CSU Classic Catalog
  20. 20. Electronic CollectionsReading full-text content or viewing streamingvideo requires you to leave the CSU Catalog
  21. 21. Access Content
  22. 22. eBooks on EBSCOhost
  23. 23. Films on Demand
  24. 24. Gale Virtual Reference Library
  25. 25. Resources Library of Congress Classification Outline Library of Congress Classification CSU Catalog eBooks on EBSCOhost Films on Demand Gale Virtual Reference Library

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