Presentation on theme: "Card Catalog The Card Catalog Gives us the “address” of a book in the library."— Presentation transcript:
The Card Catalog Gives us the “address” of a book in the library.
3 Types of Cards Subject Title Author
Information You Can Find Call Number Author Title Publisher and Copyright What the book is about Illustration
The only thing different about each card is the first line!
Use this when you don’t know the name of a book or an author.
Use this when you know the title of the book, but NOT the author.
Use this when you know the name of the book, but NOT the title. Use this when you want to find out if the author wrote more books that you might enjoy.
Remember: The only thing that is different is the first line of the card!
Using the Catalog Drawer
2. Open the drawer and search for the title of the book. 1.Find the drawer marked with the first letter of the title, of the book you would like to find. (Drawers are marked with letters and arranged alphabetically).
When looking for a Title of a book- ignore the first word in the title, if it is “The”, “A”, or “An”. The Big Game- look under “B” A Wrinkle in Time – look under “W” An Octopus for Molly- look under “O”
3. Find the Call Number on the left corner: E = Easy F = Fiction = Nonfiction 4. Locate your book! * Fiction books are in ABC order. *Nonfiction books are in number order, grouped by subject.
Subject and Author Cards Follow the same procedure for author and subject searches. Search for an author by finding the drawer marked with the first letter of the author's last name. For biography, search by the famous person’s last name.
Your teacher has assigned the whole class a research project on dolphins. Are there enough books in the library for all 13 of you? Subject Card
You want to look up The Purple Monster in Third Grade and find out who the author is. Title Card
One of your favorite authors is Gary Slug. You have read The Slimy Trail and Sammy Gets Lost, but you want to find another book by the same author. Author Card
Every winter, you wonder why birds fly south. How can you find a book to help you out? Subject Card
If you know who wrote a book, but not the title? Author Card
If you want to see if there are 3 different books on making kites? Subject Card
If you want to tell a friend the author of your favorite book, but you don’t remember who wrote the book? Title Card
F Cra The Campfire Mystery Cracker, Graham The campfire mystery. Trenton, New Jersey Pullet Press, p. illus. This is the story of a scout and his adventures at summer camp. 1. Fiction- Mystery What type of card is this? What is the title? Who is the author? Who is the publisher? What year was this book made? What is the call number for The Campfire Mystery?
What type of card is this? What is the title? Who is the author? Who is the publisher? What is the call number for The Poodle Parade? Does it have pictures? What year was this book printed? F Pug Pugg, Sally The Poodle Parade The poodle parade. Trenton, New Jersey. Puppy Press, p. illus. This is the story of a poodle and her appearance in the big dog parade. 1. Fiction- Dog Stories
What is the title? Who is the author? Who is the publisher located? What is the call number for this book? What section of the library would you find this book? Do any of these books have pictures? What type of card is this? Tro Nonfiction- FISH Goldfish Trout, Stuart Los Angeles, California. Pet Press, p. Illus. This book gives step-by-step instructions for caring for a goldfish.