Library Website www.eclibrary.caClick on Catalogue
Choosing Search Terms Think of single words or short phrases that represent the main ideas of your topic. Use these as search terms in the Catalogue.
Words or Phrase Search
Join multiple search terms with “and”.
Other Words or Phrase SearchesWords or Phrase searches can also be used to: Look for authors, titles and other terms Combine different kinds of terms
In this example, a topic is combinedwith the name of an author.
You can also use the Subject Search tofind books on a topic.
Subject Searches To search by subject, you must use Library of Congress Subject Headings as your search terms. Subject headings are standardized words or phrases that are assigned to items when they are catalogued.
Don’t know what subject headings to use? If you don’t know the subject headings for your topic, do a Words or Phrase search first.
Words or Phrase Search for Climate Change
Identifying Subject Terms Choose a title from your search results and look at the Subject terms in the Catalogue Record.
Identifying Subject Terms Climatic changes is the actual subject term for climate change. Clicking on any of the subject terms in blue retrieves a new list of items on that subject.
Searching for a Specific Title Select titlefrom the drop-down menu. Enter all of part of a title and click on Search. Omit words such as “the”, “a”, etc.
Searching for a Specific Author Select author from the drop-down menu. Enter the first and/or last names and click on Search.
Search Results Results are listed in order of publication date (newest to oldest). Standard Shelving Location means that the item is available. Click on a title to see the Item Information Record.
Item Information RecordThis tells you Location tells youwhich library the The Call Number is the item’s where to go in theitem belongs to. “address” on the shelves. library to find the item.
Location will also tell you if the book ischecked out.
Electronic resource indicatesthat the item is an e-book. Click on the link to access the book online.
Libraries in the Catalogue Harris Learning Library Main library, located at the College Drive campus Canadore – Commerce Court Located with Educational Resources at the Commerce Court Campus Nipissing – Brantford Located at the Brantford Public Library Nipissing – Muskoka Located at the Bracebridge Public Library E-books Electronic access only for these items
Harris Learning Library Where are they? Item Record LocationsStandard shelving location Regular shelves, 2nd & 3rd floorsReference material 1st floor, by Info DeskCirculation Desk 1st floor, near front doorsArchives 1st floorPopular Collection 2nd floorAudiobooks 2nd floorOversize 2nd floorElectronic resource Accessible online
Not finding what you need in the Catalogue? Check the spelling of your search terms. Try variations of your search terms, such as: Synonyms, eg. adolescents, youths, teenagers Closely related words, eg. computer games, video games Alternate spellings, eg. behavior, behaviour Plural or singular, eg. women, woman Try broader search terms, eg. canada instead of ontario Try more specific terms, eg. anorexia instead of eating disorders
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