The Library Catalog
Findin' the goods
When you need to find something specific in the library, the best tool to start with is the library catalog. Use it to find stuff that your library owns, such as:
- Reserves for classes
- Reference Books
- Titles of Periodicals (magazines, newspapers and journals) *NOTE: the catalog will tell you if the library owns a specific periodical, like Time or Newsweek. It will not tell you what articles are in the periodicals. Use a periodicals index to find individual articles.
- Anything else the library has that is available for use
After completing this module, you should be able to:
- Describe the purpose of a library catalog.
- Name two or three fields that can be searched in a library catalog.
- Identify the purpose of Library of Congress Subject Headings.
updated: 28 August, 2009