My Partner Doug and I are conducting research on whales for anupcoming research paper in our Library Research Class. One of the sources we use must be a hard copy book and it must be from the Ingram Library.Of course as large as the Ingram library is we wouldn’t know whereexactly a book on whales would be located. So we decided to look on the Library Search Engine Galileo.
What a Fail!!Galileo and the Library website is used tosearch for books that are available in thelibrary for any subject, so we thought. Weattempted to do this ourselves and findthe book Men and Whales on the Galileosearch engine, but ran into some bumpsalong the way. So we asked for help.
SEEKING HELP Well since we had troubled finding it ourselves. We decided to be men and ask for help. We utilized our resource of the student assistant that assisted us in the process. The student assistant told us why it is important to utilize library search engine to find books in the library. She walked us through it step by step.
Question and Answer processSo we asked how can we used Galileo to search for a book in the Library. The studenthappily assisted us in this process. She explained to us that we use the Library SearchCatalog instead of Galileo to search for a book in the library. To access this you go theIngram Library Website and type in the title of the book in the search bar.
On this particular day the elevator was out of order so we took the stairs to the second floor to search for the book. The library letters and calls numbers are arranged alphabetically on shelves on the second and third floors of the Library. We used our common knowledge andthe information that the student assistant gave to find the book Men and Whales. We searched on both the second and third floors to find the book. Here we are searching to see if this is the correct shelf with the book.
STILL SEARCHINGYes Ingram Library is a large facility and houses a million books on so manytopics. We continue to look on the signs that are posted on the side of theshelves that have what alphabets and calls numbers are on that particular shelf.Well the book on Whales and Men are not on this shelf so lets keep looking.