Finding Books

This module covers how to search the Library Catalog for mainly physical items in the Library's collection

When you have completed this module you should be able to:

  • recognize that the Library Catalog contains more than books
  • Know how to limit your search to mostly physical items in the Library's collection
  • find books on a topic using a keyword search
  • find books by title, author, or subject heading
  • identify the location of books and audiovisual materials
  • read a call number and use it to find items in the library
  • find an item placed on reserve using a Reserve Desk search

Time: this module should take about thirty-five minutes.


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 Original Chabot Searchpath material © 2007 by Chabot College.  Chabot Searchpath based upon Searchpath � 2001-2002 by the Board of Trustees of Western Michigan University. Searchpath incorporates material from TILT, a tutorial developed by the Digital Information Literacy Office for the University of Texas System Digital Library, © 1998-2002. Some of the instructions and material on how to use the Library Catalog is based on the East Los Angeles County Library Tutorial � 2006 by the Los Angeles Community College District.  This material may be reproduced, distributed, or incorporated only subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Searchpath Open Publication License.