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Finding Books

  1. 1. Finding Books Use these slides to learn how to:  Search for books and book chapters  Use the Library Search  Use the Library Catalogue  Find books on the Library shelf and online  Find more information Photo: by CCAC North Library CC BY 3.0 AU La Trobe University 1
  2. 2. Using the Library Search tab When you want to search for books and other resources in one search, use the Search tab 1. Select the Search tab 2. Type in your keywords 3. Click Go 4. To only see Books, under the heading Content Type, tick Book/eBook Tip:  Include as many keywords as possible to narrow your search La Trobe University 2
  3. 3. Searching the Library catalogue by Title Using the Catalogue tab, type in the title of the book. If any chapters have been placed on E-Reserve, the link to the online chapter will be available. 1. Select the Catalogue tab 2. Type in the name of the book 3. Select Title from the drop-down menu 4. Mildura and Shepparton campus students: select your campus from the All Collections dropdown menu to search for books in your campus library catalogue 5. Click Go 6. At the results page, select the required title 7. The books listed are all titled ‘Managerial Decision Making’. Check the citation details for the required title. La Trobe University 3
  4. 4. Searching the Library catalogue by Keyword  In this example we want to find a book chapter called ‘Anyone Can Succeed’, written by John McGrath  To search for the title of a chapter and the author’s last name at the same time, use the Keywords option 1. Select the Catalogue tab 2. Type in your keywords 3. Select Keywords from the drop-down menu 4. Click Go 5. Click on Access full text to load the chapter 6. Enter your University username and password and click Submit A PDF version of the chapter will load in your internet browser. You can save or print it from the options at the bottom right corner of the PDF. La Trobe University 4
  5. 5. Finding books on the Library shelves and online 1. 2. 3.  Location – is it at your campus library? Call number – this tells you where the book sits on the shelf Status – is a copy currently available? Write down the call number and location and visit your campus library How to access an e-book: 1. 2. 3. 4. When viewing a catalogue record for an ebook Click on the link to the left under Online access via Enter your University username and password and click Submit The e-book record will load and you can choose to Read Online in your browser, or Download to read in Adobe Digital Editions La Trobe University 5
  6. 6. Need more information?  Online videos for this slide (linking to YouTube): • Using the Library Search Tab – Topic Searching • Finding Books - Using the Library Catalogue’s – Title Search • Finding Books - Using the Library Catalogue’s – Keyword Search  Searching for books – see the online tutorial in the Business and Management Library Skills Module  Referencing – see the Academic Referencing Tool for examples of how to reference your sources using the Harvard Referencing Style  Library Search – watch a short video on getting started with Library Search.  Using the catalogue – see the Library Skills online tutorial La Trobe University 6