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Dunn Elementary School Media Center. An Introduction to the New OPAC System. Dunn Dolphins Are Ready to Learn !. Alesia Thayer Library Media Specialist Dunn Elementary School Louisville, Kentucky. Using OPAC at Dunn Elementary. What is OPAC?

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Dunn elementary school media center

Dunn Elementary School Media Center

An Introduction to the New OPAC System

Dunn Dolphins Are Ready to Learn!

Alesia Thayer

Library Media Specialist

Dunn Elementary School

Louisville, Kentucky


Using opac at dunn elementary
Using OPAC at Dunn Elementary

  • What is OPAC?

  • OPAC stands for ONLINE PUBLIC ACCESS CATALOG. It is the place to go to find out what books and resources we have in our library.

  • Guess what? You can look at OPAC from ANY computer with Internet access – at school or in your own home!


This is our opac homepage
This is our OPAC HomePage

Notice the new look! Easy to read symbols are on the side!



Let s try diary of a wimpy kid with a little help from jeff kinney
Let’s Try: “ Words” and “Title” EntriesDiary of a Wimpy Kid”(….with a little help from Jeff Kinney…)

You can type the title right into the empty slot on the homepage.



Who is the author
Who is the holdings are in??Author?

What is the call number, or “address “ of the book you want?

You guessed it!

Author- Jeff Kinney

Call Number: F Kin


Not sure add it to your clipboard and keep looking
Not sure? Add it to your “clipboard” and keep Looking! holdings are in??

Click on Clipboard button!

Clipboard Page:

  • Click!


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Let’s go back to Homepage now with the Home Button……..



Simple and all words brings up all diary of a wimpy kid titles in our library
Simple and “All Words” Brings up all “ “Simple” Search!Diary of a Wimpy Kid” Titles in our Library!




The advanced button gives more options
The Advanced Button Gives More Options….. “Simple” Search!

diary

kid

Say you don’t remember the whole title….you can type diary and kid into the “All Words” blanks…..



Dunn elementary school media center

Now let’s hit “Clear Search” and look for something else with the Advanced Screen…….


Let s look for basketball and james
Let’s look for “basketball….and James” else with the Advanced Screen…….

basketball

James


Several titles come up
Several titles come up……….. else with the Advanced Screen…….

  • Five titles about LeBron James…….

….and one by author James Naismith about the invention of basketball!


Or let s type in dogs only
….Or…Let’s type in “Dogs” only……. else with the Advanced Screen…….

Dogs


And see we have 522 titles
….and see we have 522 titles!! else with the Advanced Screen…….

You would have to scroll through several pages to find the dog you want……. OR…..


Add the word boxer and find a more specific title without so much searching
else with the Advanced Screen…….add the word “Boxer” and find a More Specific Title Without so Much Searching!

Pretty cool, huh? See how quick that can be??


At any time you can go home and start all over
At any Time you can go “Home” and start all over… else with the Advanced Screen…….


It s really just that simple
It’s really just that simple….. else with the Advanced Screen…….

Search Buttons on Left……

Place to type words in Top Center…..


Once you know opac
….once you know else with the Advanced Screen…….OPAC

….You know how to help yourself find books in the library!


Dunn elementary school media center

Alesia else with the Advanced Screen……. Thayer

Library Media Specialist

Dunn Elementary School

2010 Rudy Lane

Louisville, KY 40207

http://m5.libraryworld.com/opac/home