Athena Database: Features Athena provides a solid foundation of easy searching, fast cataloging and streamlined circulation and inventory. Easily identify and notify patrons with items on hold Create bibliographies by simply scanning barcodes Uses a SLIP printer to print patron circulation summaries and fine receipts Rank search results by relevance and identify material types in search results with customizable icons
Athena Database: Features Search on full subjects from the Advanced Search or Visual Search screens Search other Z39.50 libraries with Athena zMARC - fully integrated Z39.50 search interface Capture pictures from the Internet or any other source to create your own Visual Search buttons Store patron email addresses
Having trouble finding the information you're looking for when you search the Athena software? That can be very frustrating! This tutorial is designed to help you understand how the Athena database works, and to teach you more accurate ways of searching for the specific reading materials you need in the library. Online Public Access Catalog Tutorial
Athena Database Tutorial: Contents • Quick Search • Advanced Search • Visual Search
Athena Database Tutorial: Contents • QUICK SEARCH • From the Welcome screen or any Athena menu, click the Search quick start button.
Athena Database : Tutorial • 2. Type the word or phrase that you want to use as a search term. You can search by author, title, or subject. Click search
Athena Database Tutorial: Contents 3. Athena will now show the search results screen. Click the item which you want to view. Click next if you want to view other search results. There are 293 book titles on computer
Athena Database Tutorial: Contents • 4. Athena will show additional information on the book such as the Number of Copies, Availability of book, Call Number, Subject, Notes, Publisher and Physical Description of the book. Shows the availability of the book The call number will direct you to a specific shelf in the library
Athena Database Tutorial: Contents The Call Number of the book will direct you to a specific shelf in the library. The prefix of the call number will tell you whether the book is located at the REFERENCE SECTION, FILIPINIANA SECTION, etc. FIL HD 28.12 Q36 2004 FIL HD 28.12 Q36 2004 REF AE 5 N49 2003 – The prefix REF will direct you to the REFERENCE COLLECTION FIL TA 647 E84 2000 – The prefix FIL will direct you to the FILIPINIANA COLLECTION CIR QA 76.5 P37 2004 – The prefix CIR will direct you to the CIRCULATION COLLECTION
Athena Database Tutorial: Contents B. ADVANCED SEARCH 1. From the Welcome screen or any Athena menu, click the Search quick start button.
Athena Database Tutorial: Contents 2. From the Quick search screen, click the Advanced Search tab.
Athena Database Tutorial: Contents Enter your search terms. You can search for the subject and author of the book at the same time. For example you wish to look for a book on COMPUTER by PETER NORTON, just type the search terms then click search.
Athena Database Tutorial: Contents There are 4 books on Computer by Peter Norton
Athena Database Tutorial: Contents C. VISUAL SEARCH 1. From the Welcome screen or any Athena menu, click the Search quick start button. 2. Click the Visual Search tab. You will see the Visual Home screen.
Athena Database Tutorial: Contents 3. Click the visual search button that most closely represents your area of interest.
Athena Database Tutorial: Contents 4. If the button you choose is linked to a search or a bibliography, Athena will display the search result or the bibliography. If the button is linked to a program, Athena will launch the program.
Athena Database Tutorial The End