Wednesday, March 19, 2014

How to Find Books, Movies, & More

Have you visited the library and wondered how to find books or other items specific to your research topic? You're not alone; several students approach the Reference Desk with questions on locating items on a daily basis.

We're always happy to help but here's a brief tutorial to get you started: 

1.  Visit the library's homepage,

2. Click on the Library Catalog link, as pictured below: 

The Research tab has several tools to help you find what you need. 

3. You'll be directed to  a Quick Search option where you can enter a keyword or select a specific search term to find your item (see below). 

The Quick Search is an easy way to search for topics, by title, or by author.

4. You can also select the Advanced Search Options for more in-depth search criteria. 

5. Select an item of interest, write down the call number, and find it on the shelf. 

*If you're not sure what to do next, feel free to ask a library staff member for assistance. We'll be happy to walk you through the process. If you're on the go, you can call the Reference Desk (254) 968-9249 or email 

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