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  • 1. The Story of A quick guide to understanding resource discovery at NMIT
  • 2. Where all good stories begin... This is the main search box where you can find ANYTHING
  • 3. If you know the title of an item you wish to find you can enter it into the search box. If you are not sure of the title you can enter keywords, including the name of the author.
  • 4. The first thing you will notice after entering keywords is the HUGE number of results!
  • 5. By default when you search FindIt@ you are retrieving EVERY resource type that NMIT has including...
  • 6. To make your results more manageable use the LIMIT TO function to refine your results...this is the story of a BOOK so we will refine to Catalogue only!
  • 7. After you limit your results will more likely see results for item type BOOK. This initial result will give you some basic information including Title, Author, Publication date, Location, Call Number and availability Status. If you wish to see more detail about the item you can click on the item title...
  • 8. By doing this you will be given more information about the book which you can use to reference it should you use it for an assignment. If the item is not held at your local branch or it is NOT available you can place a request for it by clicking Retrieve catalogue record...
  • 9. ...by doing that you will be taken to this screen where you can Place Reservation and have the item set aside for you when it becomes available or sent to your local branch if it is held elsewhere.
  • 10. For more help and information about how to search using FindIt@ you can ask library staff at any of our branches. ...The End