Using the Library Catalog

The library catalog will help you locate any print books or audiovisuals in the library. It will also connect you with e-books, which are read online, and some web sites. It is not accessible off-campus.

To use the catalog, follow these steps:

  • Click on the Library icon on the desktop of any computer on campus.
  • Click on the blue link for “King’s College Library.”
  • Click on the “Catalog” tab as shown.
  • At the Basic search screen, type in a word or phrase and click the keyword button, unless you are looking for a specific title or author.

    Shown below is the first screen of the results for the keyword search
    “global warming.”

    Notice that each title has a little symbol next to it. The meaning of the symbols is as follows:

    • This is an e-book, which must be read online. Click on the title, then scroll down and click on the link that says an electronic book accessible through the World Wide Web
    • This indicates a video or DVD. Students can check out videos and DVDs that are not needed by an instructor.
    • This is a regular print book, which should be on the library shelves, unless it is checked out. The call number next to the symbol will tell you where to find it on the self.
  • At the Power Search screen, searches can be narrowed or limited. On the screen below we have limited our search to print books on global warming:

For detailed online help at any screen, click on the “How do I . . .?” link as shown below.

Be sure to ask at the Information Desk if you need help using the catalog or finding materials!


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