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Basic computer class 5


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Basic computer class 5

  1. 1. 1 Basic Computer Class Learning to use the Library Card Catalog Class 5
  2. 2. 2 Start Internet Explorer 1. Double Click on blue e OR 1. Click Start 2. Roll mouse over Programs on Start Menu 3. Click Internet Explorer off of Programs menu
  3. 3. 3 Address for Library Catalog 1. Enter in address box 2. You can get to the catalog anywhere you have Internet Access
  4. 4. 4 Library Card Catalog The shelves of card catalog have been replaced with the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC). The OPAC allows anyone to search the catalog from the Internet.
  5. 5. 5 Searching using the Library Catalog Click anywhere in the top text box to make the text box active. Type in your search, either the title, author or subject for your search. Click the green “GO” This the most basic search you can do.
  6. 6. 6 Using the Library Card Catalog Lab 1 1. Enter “library” in search box 2. Click the green “GO” 3. See the results underlined...31590 books, movies, audio cds, etc on library. Need to narrow down the search to a more manageable number.
  7. 7. 7 Using the Library Card Catalog Lab 1 cont. 1. Click Home button 2. Enter “horses” in search box 3. Click down arrow by “Carlstadt- Highlight: 4. Find “Carlstadt-Limit” 5. Click “Carlstadt-Limit” 6. Click “Go” The difference between Carlstadt- Limit and Carlstadt-Highlight is: All Libraries results are shown and Carlstadt’s materials are shown with Carlstadt listed under the material.
  8. 8. 8 Limiting to Oradell’s Collection You can see that the search narrowed down the items from 31590 to 1135. You can see that Carlstadt is listed under every item, because we just limited the search to Carlstadt by choosing “Carlstadt -Limit” You can click “Refine Search” to change your search.
  9. 9. 9 Using the Library Card Catalog Lab 2 Enter a search of your own Any topic 1. Click the search box to make it active. 2. Enter your item you want to search 3. Change the Library to Carlstadt-Limit to just see what Carlstadt has. (using the down arrow and selecting Carlstadt-Limit) 4. Click the green “Go”
  10. 10. 10 Using the Library Card Catalog Lab 2 cont. Change the search Using the same search topic 1. Click “Refine Search” 2. Click the down arrow by Carlstadt-Limit and change to Carlstadt-Highlight 3. Click the green “Go” Notice the item list has gone up and not all of the items say Carlstadt under them.
  11. 11. 11 Using the Card Catalog Using search If you put two words together AND is implied. Ex: Dog Cat, you will get all dog books and cat books and books with both cat and dogs in them. If you don’t know how to spell a word like Michener the author’s last name, you can enter all the letters you are sure of plus the $ sign. Ex: Mich$ner
  12. 12. 12 Using the Library Card Catalog part 5 Items that do not have Carlstadt listed under them, you need to click on the “View all library holdings and/or place a request for this book” This allows you to see what library has the item.
  13. 13. 13 Using Library Card Catalog part 6 After you click the “View all Library holdings and/or place a request for the book” You can see that this book belongs to Montclair Its call number 821 POE Its Status is Checked Out
  14. 14. 14 Using Library Card Catalog part 7 If Carlstadt doesn’t have this book, you can order it. You put in your library card without spaces and click the submit button. Another window comes up that lists your name, address and phone number. It gives you the option of changing your phone number. Click the “Submit Request” button and your Loan request is submitted.
  15. 15. 15 Using Library Card Catalog part 8 Seeing the summary of the book. If “Click here for Summary” link is listed under the picture of the book, you can click this and see the summary.
  16. 16. 16 Using Library Card Catalog part 9 Can search by Author by clicking “Author” screen changes to the screen to the right. After entering your search topic click the green “Go” ***Note: Authors name must be last name first*** Ex: Brown, Dan Can search by Title by clicking “Title” in blue Can search by “Subject” by clicking “Subject” in blue
  17. 17. 17 Using Subject Search Click on the numbers at the end of the subject and this will give you a listing of the books.
  18. 18. 18 Using other options on search menu You can search specific materials. ***Note*** Changing these options only works in the Keyword Search 1. Type your search topic 2. Click the drop down menu 3. Select the option you want. (really handy if you are looking for a movie) 4. Click the green “Go”
  19. 19. 19 Using the other search options cont. You can search all the collections or narrow your search down to Adult Non-fiction or children’s. You can search for materials that are written in a different language.
  20. 20. 20 Using the other search options cont. You can change the search to look for date of publication for the material. For example if you wanted more recent materials you could change this criteria.
  21. 21. 21 Checking on your Library Card You can check to see what materials are on your card and renew books online. First you must have a pin number. The Circ. Desk worker can give you a pin. 1. Type in the address box in Internet Explorer. 2. Hit enter 3. Click “Your Library Card”
  22. 22. 22 Checking on your Library Card cont. Here you can enter your information. 1. Type in your pin number first in the box after “Your PIN”: 2. Type in your Library Card Number after “Your Library Card Number” without spaces.
  23. 23. 23 Checking on your Library Card cont. Here you can see what you have on your card and can click the boxes to put a check mark in them and the system will renew the books for you online. In this box you can see that the box is checked.
  24. 24. 24 Checking on your Library Card cont. To renew the items you: Click the “Renew Checked Items” button Also you can see if you have any loan requests or if you are on a waiting list for a book. You get on a waiting list by asking to be on the waiting list for a book and the Circ. Desk worker does it for you.
  25. 25. 25 Questions? The library catalog can do many things and allow you to look for things at home. I’ve enjoyed the class with you very much. Questions?