Answered By: Woodruff Library Reference
Last Updated: Sep 19, 2018     Views: 139

Use discoverE to search holdings/collections in the Emory Libraries. To search the holdings of other libraries, use WorldCat.

1. Enter a keyword that describes your topic. When you search the catalog, it is best to keep your search simple to find a book that is relevant. Use quotation marks around phrases.

Examples: "body image"; "multilingual literacy"; sustainability; "Spanish civil war"; topology

  • Search results can be sorted by Relevance, Date, or Popularity
  • On the search results page, you will find suggestions for limiting your search results by collection, topic, author, library, resource type, genre, language, date, and Library Of Congress classification.

2. Click on a relevant title and look at the subject headings. Subject headings describe what a book is about. Click on a subject heading to find more books that have been tagged with the same heading.


3. Write down call numbers of relevant books. Notice that several call numbers start the same way. When you get to your book on the shelf, browse the section for more relevant books. Your catalog search could lead to more than one call number section.



Thanks go to the Portland State University Library for sharing their Library DIY idea with us!

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