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  1. 1. Searching the TCC Library Catalog<br />Sarah Engledow Brown<br />Candidate for Public Services Librarian<br />October 13, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Information Literacy<br />Know what you’re looking for.<br />Know where to look for it.<br />Know how to access it.<br />Know how to determine if it’s right for you1.<br />1Information taken from Cary & Sampsel, “Information Literacy Instructional Objectives for Undergraduate Music Students,” Notes, March 2006. 663- 679.<br />
  3. 3. Today we will…<br />Learn effective searching techniques for the TCCD Libraries Online Catalog<br />Learn how to find both print and online books.<br />
  4. 4. Types of Sources<br />Books- In depth information on a topic, written by experts. Good starting place for further research (bibliography).<br />Journal Articles- Most up to date information. Look for "peer-reviewed" journals (written and reviewed by experts on the subject).<br />Newspaper and Magazine Articles- Basic Media Coverage.<br />*Both in print and online*<br />Today we will learn about finding print books and books you can access online (ebooks).<br />
  5. 5. Searching Skills<br />Boolean Operators<br />- And- narrows your search<br />- Or- expands your search<br />- Not- narrows your search and excludes items.<br />
  6. 6. Searching Skills<br />Quotes: <br />- Use “ “ to search phrases<br />“Middle East”<br />
  7. 7. Multiple Library Campuses<br />Northeast Campus<br />Northwest Campus<br />Trinity River Campus<br />South Campus<br />Southeast Campus<br />.Today we will focus on the Southeast Campus<br />
  8. 8. Start Here:<br />http://library.tccd.edu<br />
  9. 9. What is your topic?<br />"I'm writing a paper about the composer Beethoven and his symphonies for my English class...“<br />
  10. 10. Develop Keywords<br />"I'm writing a paper about the composer Beethoven and his symphonies for my English class...“<br />Keywords:<br />- Beethoven<br />- Symphonies<br />(Tip: Using ? for truncation on “symphon?” allows all forms of the word to be searched…)<br />
  11. 11. “Keyword anywhere” search<br />Limit to “Book”<br />
  12. 12. Results:<br />
  13. 13. Limit by location<br />Further limit your search to the “Southeast Campus” for books and e-books.<br />
  14. 14. Results- Both print and online<br />
  15. 15. Item Record<br />Tells you important information<br />Call number<br />Availability<br />Location<br />Format<br />
  16. 16. E-resource Item Record<br />
  17. 17. Off Campus Log-in<br />
  18. 18. Advanced Searching<br />
  19. 19. Boolean Operators<br />And<br />Or<br />Not<br />Remember?<br />
  20. 20. NOT<br />
  21. 21. Results…<br />
  22. 22. And<br />
  23. 23. Results…<br />
  24. 24. Or<br />
  25. 25. Results<br />
  26. 26. Need more help?<br />Try Libguides<br />
  27. 27. Need more help?<br />Ask a librarian!<br />Questions include:<br />I have a research project. Where do I start?<br />I can’t find this particular item. Can you help?<br />Where is this book?<br />
  28. 28. Questions?<br />

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