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How to search for known and unknown items in the Mardigian Library Catalog.

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  • Searching Catalog

    1. 1. Mardigian Library library.umd.umich.edu Searching the library catalog How to find items owned by the Mardigian Library
    2. 2. Searching the library catalog <ul><li>Catalog defined </li></ul><ul><li>Searching for known items </li></ul><ul><li>Searching for unknown items </li></ul>
    3. 3. Catalog defined Photo credit: Kathleen Stocker
    4. 4. Catalog defined <ul><li>A library catalog is </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Like a search engine </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use it to locate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical objects (books, DVDs, journals, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online objects (journals, websites, etc.) </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Searching for known items <ul><li>Title search </li></ul>
    6. 6. 1. 2. 3. 4.
    7. 7. Searching for known items <ul><li>Author search </li></ul>
    8. 9. Searching for unknown items <ul><li>Keyword search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Searches title, subject, and note fields </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retrieves a lot of information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some information may be unrelated to your topic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Subject search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Searches only the subject field </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retrieves a smaller, more targeted amount of information </li></ul></ul>
    9. 10. Searching for unknown items <ul><li>Keyword search </li></ul>
    10. 15. Searching for unknown items <ul><li>Subject search </li></ul>

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