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Finding Materials in the Library Using the OPAC John Campbell Elementary School Selah, WA Mrs. Engvall, Teacher - Librarian What is the OPAC? List of everything in the library Author Title Subject Series Keyword OPAC = O nline P ublic A ccess C atalog How do I use it?

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finding materials in the library

Finding Materials in the Library

Using the OPAC

John Campbell Elementary School

Selah, WA

Mrs. Engvall, Teacher - Librarian

what is the opac
What is the OPAC?
  • List of everything in the library
    • Author
    • Title
    • Subject
    • Series
    • Keyword
  • OPAC = Online Public Access Catalog
how do i use it
How do I use it?
  • Click on the OPAC icon
visual opac
Visual OPAC
  • Visual OPAC is pictures
  • To find books on ANIMALS, click the picture
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Visual OPAC
  • Here is part of the list of animals
  • To find books on BEARS click here
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Visual OPAC

  • Then you get a list of books about bears… both FICTION (stories) and NON FICTION (informational) books

• Click on one of them for more information

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Visual OPAC
  • Summary of the book
  • Author
  • Title
  • Call number
  • Book is available to check out
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Visual OPAC
  • Click here to go back to the list of books about BEARS
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Visual OPAC
  • Or click here to go back to lists of animals
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Visual OPAC

• Click the green arrow to get even more animals!

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Visual OPAC

• Click this arrow to go back again

• Or click HOME to go back to the main screen

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Visual OPAC
  • Click the green arrow…
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Visual OPAC
  • To find other subjects to search
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Visual OPAC
  • If you want to look for an author or title, click here
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Visual OPAC
  • Click and type what you are looking for in this box
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Visual OPAC
  • Look for an author by typing the LAST NAME.
  • Click AUTHOR
  • Spelling counts!
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Visual OPAC
  • Searching for BROWN gives you all authors with the last name of Brown
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Visual OPAC
  • Call number (location or book’s address)
  • Is this book in?
  • Click for more information
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Visual OPAC
  • Summary of the book
  • AR level
  • Author
  • Title
  • Call number
then what
Then what?
  • If it is an “E” book, then go to the PICTURE BOOK section
  • And look for BRO (for Brown)

E

Bro

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Visual OPAC
  • To go back to the list of books, click here
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Visual OPAC
  • Or click here for a new search
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Visual OPAC
  • To look for a title, type in the first word
  • Click TITLE
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Visual OPAC
  • Here is the result.
  • What is the Call Number?
  • Can you check it out?
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Visual OPAC
  • If you are looking for an E book, go to the PICTURE BOOK section
  • If you are looking for an F book, go to the CHAPTER BOOK section
  • If it is a book with a NUMBER, go to the NON FICTION section
  • Ask for help if you need it!
  • Try it yourself!