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3.5: Use the Library Catalogue

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  • Try the library catalogue

    A search of the library catalogue will yield books/ebooks, as well as videos in the collection. Again, results are ranked by relevance. Examining the first few items in the list will give you further ideas for searching. You may find books whose entire contents will be useful to your search, or you may find edited works, with a single chapter relevant for your research.

    ACTIVITY: Watch, listen, and learn

    The following brief video introduces you to searching the library catalogue, including using subject terms and filters.

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    You can access the library catalogue directly by selecting it from the library’s homepage, above the Summon search box.

    ACTIVITY: Analyze the details of a book 

    The image below was taken from the catalogue record for a book on vaccines and children. Click on the hotspots to see what kind of information about an item is available in the catalogue. Use this to further inform your search.

    An interactive or media element has been excluded from this version of the text. You can view it online here:
    https://kpu.pressbooks.pub/doingresearch/?p=352

     

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