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How To Use OPAC 1. How To Find Books? 2 What is OPAC? 3.

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1 How To Use OPAC 1

2 How To Find Books? 2

3 What is OPAC? 3

4 An acronym for: Online Public Access Catalogue A database used for searching books. Also used for checking your library account, renewal of books and make reservation if the book is on loan. What is OPAC? 4

5 You can access OPAC at 5

6 What can be done by OPAC ? Details of books Location of books Status of the books Account information Reserve books Renew books 6

7 How to locate items using OPAC ? 7

8 Browse Search - By Title To see if the material is in the library, you may select Title search and enter the exact title. Do not key in the articles a, an and the if they appear in the beginning of the title. Select Title 8

9 Browse Search - By Author Select Author Or, you may select Author search. 9

10 Subject search allows you to search for same materials in particular subject area in the library, e.g. communication Select Subject Browse Search - By Subject 10

11 If you know the Call Number, you may use Call Number search. Select Call Number 11 Browse Search - By Call Number 11

12 After you have identified the title you want, e.g. Seven habits of highly effective people, you will see the Title Search Screen as shown above. Viewing Records 12

13 Click item to view the location(s) of the book. Click the title to find out more information. 13 Viewing Records

14 Check the location of the items. 14 Viewing Records

15 If the item is Available in your faculty library, you may take down the Call Number and get it from the shelf. 15 Viewing Records

16 What is Call Number ? Each book in the library has a unique call number. A call number is like an address: it tells us where the book is located in the library. 16

17 Viewing Records: Other Information Available copies On hold copies Number of copies checked out Number of people requested 17

18 If you cannot remember the full title of the book, you may do a Keyword search, for example, seven habits people, then select title. Keyword Search – Using AND 18

19 Keyword Search – Using AND OR, If you can remember the name of the author and a few words of the title, you may do a combination of author and title search. 19

20 Use OR to broader a search, for example, html OR xhtml, you will get books on both html OR xhtml. Keyword Search – Using OR 20

21 You may use NOT to filter out those titles that you dont want, for example, html NOT xhtml, you will get books on html but not xhtml. Keyword Search – Using NOT 21

22 Anywhere search allows you to search for materials found in Title, Author and Subject fields. Select Anywhere search Keyword Search – Using Anywhere 22

23 For further information, please contact the library staff on duty from any of our libraries during office hours or to 23 Last Updated Jun 2011

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