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THE MASSASOIT CATALOG
Finding books with the Massasoit Community College
Library’s catalog.
In this tutorial you will learn:
 How to find the Library’s catalog
 How to use the catalog to locate books on the
Brock...
LIBRARY BARCODE
 In order to check out books or place holds on books
from other libraries you will need a Library barcode...
To find books click on Find Books & More in the Catalog
The search screen will allow you to enter your search terms and search for
books at both Brockton and Canton Libraries.
An...
Limit Search Results
There are many formats
available in the catalog.
You can limit to your
preferred format on the left
s...
Here’s an item from search for books about internet privacy.
Clicking on the title will bring you to the book record;
From this screen we can find out:
• Whether it is on the shelf
• ...
You can also search for books in other Old Colony Library
Network (OCLN) libraries by choosing All Libraries from the
drop...
Placing Holds
By clicking on the Place Hold icon you can place a hold on
a book. It can be sent to any OCLN library and re...
In this tutorial you have seen:
• How to find the Library’s catalog
• How to use the catalog to locate books on the Brockt...
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Catalog in Portal Tutorial

  1. 1. THE MASSASOIT CATALOG Finding books with the Massasoit Community College Library’s catalog.
  2. 2. In this tutorial you will learn:  How to find the Library’s catalog  How to use the catalog to locate books on the Brockton and Canton campuses  How to get books from other OCLN libraries
  3. 3. LIBRARY BARCODE  In order to check out books or place holds on books from other libraries you will need a Library barcode.  You can get a barcode by going in to Brockton or Canton campus libraries whenever we are open.  You can also register online from the Library’s portal page. Don’t forget to register using your Massasoit email account.
  4. 4. To find books click on Find Books & More in the Catalog
  5. 5. The search screen will allow you to enter your search terms and search for books at both Brockton and Canton Libraries. An All Fields search provides a basic search on your topic if you don’t have a specific title or author you are searching for. Look at the next slide to see the results list.
  6. 6. Limit Search Results There are many formats available in the catalog. You can limit to your preferred format on the left side of the results list page.
  7. 7. Here’s an item from search for books about internet privacy.
  8. 8. Clicking on the title will bring you to the book record; From this screen we can find out: • Whether it is on the shelf • The Shelf Number (the book’s location) • Which campus has the book
  9. 9. You can also search for books in other Old Colony Library Network (OCLN) libraries by choosing All Libraries from the dropdown menu.
  10. 10. Placing Holds By clicking on the Place Hold icon you can place a hold on a book. It can be sent to any OCLN library and returned at any OCLN library. You might want to place a hold on a book: • To have it sent from another library if Massasoit does not own a copy • To get on a waiting list for a book that has Checked Out in the Location field You will need your barcode to place a hold on a book. Here’s a link to the barcode registration page to get you started.
  11. 11. In this tutorial you have seen: • How to find the Library’s catalog • How to use the catalog to locate books on the Brockton and Canton campuses • How to get books from other OCLN libraries • How to register your barcode on your student ID to get started . End of Tutorial

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