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Catalog

  1. 1. Catalog / Catalogue What is a catalog?
  2. 2. A catalog is a systematic list of anything persons or objects. <ul><li>Synonyms for Catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Directory </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliography </li></ul><ul><li>Index </li></ul><ul><li>Compilation / list / checklist </li></ul><ul><li>Manifest / register </li></ul><ul><li>Systematic list of items with descriptive details… e.g. library card catalogs </li></ul>
  3. 3. Sterling Howard University’s online catalog <ul><li>A systematic list with descriptive details: </li></ul><ul><li>Books / bound journals </li></ul><ul><li>Films / videos / d v d / audio recordings </li></ul><ul><li>Microfilms / microfiche </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers and periodicals </li></ul><ul><li>Maps and atlases / and more… </li></ul>
  4. 4. To search Sterling <ul><li>Go to the library’s home page </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.howard.edu/library/ </li></ul>
  5. 5. Library’s Home page Sterling is in Red under Search
  6. 6. Welcome to the Access Page
  7. 7. Our Topic <ul><li>Interracial Adoption in the United States </li></ul>
  8. 8. How can we search on Sterling? <ul><li>According to the access page there are several options. </li></ul><ul><li>For our purposes we will search by: </li></ul><ul><li>Keyword </li></ul><ul><li>Subject </li></ul>
  9. 9. What are our keywords? And synonyms <ul><li>Topic: Interracial Adoption in the United States </li></ul><ul><li>_______________ </li></ul><ul><li>Keywords: </li></ul><ul><li>Interracial / Biracial / Race / Multiracial </li></ul><ul><li>Transracial </li></ul><ul><li>Adoption </li></ul><ul><li>United States / US / America </li></ul>
  10. 10. Always use keywords with a Boolean operator <ul><li>Introduction to Boolean Logic. </li></ul><ul><li>George Boole / British mathematician </li></ul><ul><li>And </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>Not </li></ul>
  11. 11. Function of Boolean Operators <ul><li>And… will narrow the search. </li></ul><ul><li>Or… when used with a synonym will expand the search. </li></ul><ul><li>Not… will exclude any word that follows it. </li></ul>
  12. 12. On the access page <ul><li>Select keyword </li></ul><ul><li>Type in Adoption </li></ul><ul><li>Results: 279 titles </li></ul>
  13. 13. Results Page
  14. 14. Narrow the search <ul><li>Which Boolean operator should we use? </li></ul><ul><li>And… it narrows </li></ul><ul><li>Type… “and race” </li></ul><ul><li>Search: Adoption and race </li></ul><ul><li>Result: 21 titles </li></ul>
  15. 15. Results Screen Narrowing the search with “and”
  16. 16. Results Page narrowing the search with “and”
  17. 17. The Power of And cont’d <ul><li>Adoption and race and… Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Adoption and race and… Great Britain </li></ul><ul><li>Adoption and race and… South America </li></ul><ul><li>Adoption and race and… Jamaica </li></ul><ul><li>_________ </li></ul><ul><li>Adoption and race and America </li></ul><ul><li>Results… 5titles </li></ul>
  18. 18. Book record showing subject headings at the bottom
  19. 19. Select subject heading from list <ul><li>Interracial Adoption – United States </li></ul>
  20. 20. Results:17 articles based on Interracial Adoption – United States

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