Open the library catalogue by clicking the Oliver link on any library page.
Open and save a word document called Searching the Catalogue. Copy and paste the entire contents of this box into your new document.
All questions are to be answered in red on your word document
There are 4 common ways to search the catalog.
You can search by:
1. Which ones do you think are authors? - highlight them in red
|Stephanie Meyer||How to play Chess||Paul Jennings||John Marsden|
|Diary of a Wimpy KId||Derek Landy||Jeff Kinney||Girlfriend|
|Taylor Swift||Terminator II||Skullduggery Pleasant||One Direction|
|Roald Dahl||Morris Gleitzman||Doctor Who||Gary Paulsen|
2. a) Open the library catalogue
b) Search for the books written by Emily Rodda (try putting the last name first)
c) How many of Emily Rodda's books do we have in our library?
d) How many titles on the first page are already on loan?
e) Where in the Library would you find Emily Rodda's books (Call Number)?
3. Select an author from the following:
Steven Herrick, Duncan Ball, Colin Thompson, Suzanne Collins, Robert MuchamoreJohn Flanagan, Roald Dahl, Tamora Pierce, Marlina Marchetta.
a) Search the catalogue for the books by that author
b) What is the call number for his or her books?
c) What is the title of one of those books?
Complete the following table for these titles
|Title||Author||Year of Publication||Call Number|
|Ridiculously simple furniture projects|
|What bird is that?|
|To the Goldfields|
The subject of a book is what the book, dvd or website is about. Because people may use different words to talk about the same thing, sometimes you will need to try more than one word for a successful search.
Complete the following table by find a book on our catalogue about:
|Ancient Egypt (website)|
In a keyword search you ask the catalogue to search for all the words you type.
Highlight the best keywords for each search (hint: highlight 2 or 3 words for each question):
1. If you were looking for a book or video on painting your home's walls in special decorative ways (using stencils, sponges, etc.):
book houses painting decorative home
2. If you wanted to find guides to buying a new truck:
Ford guide trucks automobiles new
3. If you wanted to find a tape or CD of nature sounds:
wind waterfall nature sounds effects