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How Do I Find A Book? How Do I Find A Book? Presentation Transcript

  • How do I……find books?
  • Library Website www.eclibrary.caClick on Catalogue
  • Choosing Search TermsThink of single words or short phrases thatrepresent the main ideas of your topic.Use these as search terms in theCatalogue.
  • 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 ofCongress Subject Headings as your search terms. Subject headings are standardized words orphrases that are assigned to items when they arecatalogued.
  • Don’t know what subject headings to use?If you don’t know the subject headings foryour topic, do a Words or Phrase search first.
  • Words or Phrase Search for Climate Change
  • Identifying Subject TermsChoose a title from yoursearch results and look at theSubject terms in theCatalogue Record.
  • Identifying Subject TermsClimatic changes is the actualsubject term for climatechange.Clicking on any of the subjectterms in blue retrieves a newlist of items on that subject.
  • Searching for a Specific TitleSelect title from the drop-down menu.Enter all of part of a title and click on Search.Omit words such as “the”, “a”, etc.
  • Title Search
  • Searching for a Specific AuthorSelect author from the drop-down menu.Enter the first and/or last names and clickon Search.
  • Author Search
  • Search Results
  • Search Results Results are listed in order of publication date(newest to oldest). Standard Shelving Location means that the item isavailable. Click on a title to see the Item Information Record.
  • Item Information RecordThe Call Number is the item’s“address” on the shelves.Location tells youwhere to go in thelibrary to find the item.This tells youwhich library theitem belongs to.
  • 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 CatalogueHarris Learning Library Main library, located at the College Drive campusCanadore – Commerce Court Located with Educational Resources at the Commerce Court CampusNipissing – Brantford Located at the Brantford Public LibraryNipissing – Muskoka Located at the Bracebridge Public LibraryE-books Electronic access only for these items
  • Harris Learning LibraryItem Record LocationsWhere are they?Standard 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 eatingdisorders
  • We’re here to help!If you need any assistance in the Library pleasecome to the Info Desk!You can also contact us at:705-474-3450 ext. 4221info@eclibrary.ca