LIS 501 How to Use an Online Library Catalog

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Published on July 27, 2014

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How to Use an Online Library Catalog: by Amanda lewis How to Use an Online Library Catalog What IS an Online Library Catalog?: What IS an Online Library Catalog? An online library catalog is a tool that many patrons use to locate any materials, such as print, online, e-books, or audio cassettes, in the library they are using. Sometimes the materials patrons are searching for will either be observed or, most commonly, be checked out. Ouachita Parish Public Library website for lesson Website to Be Used: Website to Be Used Search Methods: Search Methods Keyword Title Author Subject Keyword: Keyword Search method that many patrons start with Used when patrons do not know the title of the material being searched for, but know one word that is used in the title While patrons are searching for a certain material, the results that come up revolving around one word, such as “apples,” are more than what the patron expects Results of Search for “Apples”: Results of Search for “Apples” Title: Title One most commonly used search method Unlike keywords, online library catalog will give only results revolving around title “To Kill a Mockingbird” for example Results of Search: Results of Search Author: Author Used when patron does not know title of book, but does know who wrote book Sometimes patrons wish to look for a book written by a certain author instead of looking for a certain title written by that author “James Patterson” for example Results of Search: Results of Search Subject: Subject Another search method that is most commonly used by patrons Others use this method if they only know what is covered in material being looked for, but not the title or author “Apples” for example once more Results of Search: Results of Search For More Information: For More Information Visit your local library Go to Ouachita Parish Public Library’s website at http://www.oplib.org/

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