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FYS 100 (12): The White House Said Today...: Starting Points

Course guide for First Year Seminar taught by Linda Hobgood.

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Finding Books and Videos in the Library Catalog

How do I use the library catalog?

There are several paths:

  1. Select the “Books and More” tab on the search box on the libraries main page.

         2. There is also a “Books and More” link under Quick Links.

         3. If you are already engaged in OneSearch, you can choose  Books, Audio, or Video from the Item Type dropdown  box beneath the search box.

How do I limit my search in OneSearch to a particular format like films or sound recordings?

Use the filters on the left.

How do I refine my search in OneSearch?

Start with a keyword search and when you have found one or two relevant books, examine their subjects headings to help guide further searching,

After completing a search, use the options on the left-side to filter the results. You can refine by a number of options, such as  Online, Available in Library, Author/Creator, Subject/Topic, Resource Type, and more.

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