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  1. 1. Using the Catalog  Ms. Smith  Mrs. Sutherland Clam Shell Elementary School
  2. 2. What is our library catalog?  The catalog is a computer program that contains information about all the books and materials available in The Clam Shell School Library.
  3. 3. Entering text in catalog  1. Capital letters?  not necessary!  Example: Diary of a Wimpy Kid  OR diary of a wimpy kid
  4. 4. Entering text in the catalog  2. The words “The”, “A” or “And”  not necessary !  Example: Secret Garden for  The Secret Garden
  5. 5. Entering text in the catalog  3. Punctuation ?  - necessary!  Example: Charlotte’s Web  not Charlottes Web
  6. 6. Entering text in catalog  4. Always use correct spelling  Example: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing  NOT  Tails of a Forth Graid Nothing
  7. 7. 3 Ways to Search 1.Author 2. Title 3. Subject
  8. 8. Title Search  Used when person knows specific title of book  example: Chasing Lincoln’s Killer
  9. 9. Subject Search  Use to find books on a specific topic  example: Justin Beiber
  10. 10. Author Search Favorite author example: “I really liked Fourth Grade Rats, I wonder if Jerry Spinelli has written other books?” Know author, but not title example: “My friend had a book by Rick Riordan, but I don’t remember what it was called.”
  11. 11. What does the catalog tell us?  Title  Author  Illustrator  Call number  Copyright date  Publisher  City of publication  Number of pages  Availability (Is book here or did someone check it out?)
  12. 12. Essential Question  How are library catalogs helpful to users?

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