Catalogs. There are three primary ways to find books. DSU Online Catalog – Locate books in Roberts-LaForge Library WorldCat – Locate books in any library NetLibrary – Locate electronic books. DSU Online Catalog.
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Consult Week 5’s notes to determine the difference between keyword and subject searches
At the top of each record, you’ll find the call number which is what you’ll need to write down to go find the book
At the bottom of each record, you’ll find the location.
By clicking on the “Catalog Record” tab, you’ll see even more information about the book. You’ll see all of the subjects (located at the bottom) along with any content information. If you click on any of the subject terms, you’ll then get a list of all books with the subject that you clicked.
Subjects will be listed as “Subject Term” or “Personal Subject.”
You’ll get Zero results.
You’ll get 26 results!
This at least shows you the importance of doing both searches.
The only way to know everything that’s in a book is by actually looking at it. The catalog records can get you only so far.
Even though this record doesn’t mention Michelangelo specifically, you can bet that it does have a section on him.
So, think about your topic (remember the first key to finding sources!) and broaden the search. In this example, it’s Renaissance art. In our George Washington example, you could search for American Presidents and find something on GW.
The catalog records will not and cannot hold all of the information that’s in a book. So you’re going to have to do some leg work in order to find everything on your topic.
This allows you to search in more than one field at a time.
It also provides effective limiters.
your search to a particular type of source. As you can see, there’s much
more in the catalog than just books.
A good example of why you would use this limiter is if you were looking for a
Reference book on your topic. In the Power Search, you can limit your results
to get back only reference books.
that, you’ll want to also search WorldCat, a database used to locate books in other
libraries – in other words, to find books that we don’t have.
To get started in WorldCat, click on Electronic Databases.
Later on, we’ll use the subject list to find databases, but if you know the title, it is
quickest to use the title menu.
exact way. You can do author, title, subject, and keyword searches just like in the
you can easily identify the ones that you’ll need to get from another library.
get it through Interlibrary loan.
From WorldCat, it’s simple to request. Simply click on the ILL button and follow the
In each record, you’ll find an abstract or a contents section.
You’ll also find a list of subjects.
Each of those items can help you determine that source’s usefulness, but they can also point you in the right direction to find related resources.
These are provided through a database called NetLibrary.
To search for electronic books, you simply use the Library Catalog.
The “eb” at the end of each call number denotes that it is
an electronic book.
To access the electronic book, simply click on the URL link
at the bottom of the record.
on the left. The pages will be on the right.
You navigate by either browsing the table of contents, or by searching using the Search
tab located directly above the contents.
you can access NetLibrary directly from the Electronic Databases page.