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Research Tutorial

Searching the Library Catalog

Screenshot of library homepage

  • Click into the search box in the middle of the page under the tab that says "Catalog" and type in one of the searches you developed earlier. Select "Books (All)" from the format dropdown menu, and then click the "Go" button.

Image of catalog search on home page. Search box contains search terms: “college and sports”. One dropdown option set to Keywords. Select format drop down option set to Books (All)

  • Review your results page. It should look a little something like this:

  • Click on the first title of your search results to view the page (the "record") for that book. You'll find lots of useful information on that page (you will need most of it for your citation)!
    • Title
    • Author
    • Publisher
    • Publication Date
    • Availability
    • Location
    • Call Number
    • Map
  • (More on those last two in a minute.)

Screenshot of item record for book titled “The athletic trap: how college sports corrupted the academy”. Image contains these highlighted areas; Title & author: “The athletic trap: how college sports corrupted the academy / Howard L. Nixon II”, Author: “By: Nixon. Howard L., 1944-“, Publisher information, location information: Current location, Collection, Shelf location, Call number, Availability.

Screenshot of location information on item record. Highlighted areas: Location including current location, collection and shelving location; Call number and availability.

Screenshot of map and call number information on item record page

  • Click on the "Back" button on your web browser to return to your results list and continue browsing.

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