Answered By: Woodruff Library Last Updated: Mar 23, 2016 Views: 101
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 parentheses 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.