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How to Use the UTAR Library Catalogue. This session will show you briefly how to use the catalogue to search for your resources.

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1 How to Use the UTAR Library Catalogue

2 This session will show you briefly how to use the catalogue to search for your resources

3 What is a catalogue?  Tool to help you What is it for?  To find what is available  To locate what is available

4 Where to start If you have a Reading List or Recommended Reading, start with that. ?

5 Author SearchIf you know the name of person/ persons who wrote it Title SearchIf you know the name of the book/ what it is called

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8 Search Tips Don’t key in David Spark Spark, d Don’t key in capital letters, punctuations or accent marks Don’t key in articles (a, an, the)

9 What to do if you do not have a reading list or have no clue to what materials to refer to Do a keyword search

10 Keyword Search: e.g. physics (find any book with these words in the title) physics Database: UTAR

11 Read Record

12 Complete Record

13 LC = Library of Congress Book title: AS & A level physics through diagrams Author: Pople, Stephen Call Number: QC32.P The first line describes the subject of the book. QC32= Physic textbook 2. The second line often represents the author's surname and cutter number – P The last line indicates the date of publication. QC32.P Anatomy of A LC Call Number

14 1 st Bay2 nd Bay A BL M C DN P E FQ R 1 st rack 2 nd rack 3 rd rack Arrangement of Books on Shelves

15 Where is it on the shelf? QC32.P Write down the call number and the location: Open Shelf, Reference, Red-spot, etc QC32 – Physic textbook P668 – Surname and cutter number year of pub.

16 Subject Search A subject search can be a useful approach when you do not have a specific author or title in mind but you have a general idea of the topic you would like to research. For example, type in “pollution" and then click on the search box for "SUBJECT”.

17 Subject Search

18 Keyword Search vs Subject Search (Southampton University Library)

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