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Finding Library Materials Mrs. Engvall - Teacher Librarian John Campbell Elementary Using the Text OPAC
Text OPAC Click on the OPAC icon to open the Visual OPAC
Text OPAC To get to the text OPAC click on the finger post in the top left corner
Text OPAC The text OPAC has many ways for you to find books Title Author Subject
Text OPAC Keyword Series Call number AR level And something called MY INFO
Text OPAC Clicking this takes you back to the Visual OPAC
Text OPAC To search for something, type in the search term here The search term is what you want to find Remember, correct spelling makes it easier!
Text OPAC If it is an author, type in their last name. For Mary Pope Osborne, type in osborne And click AUTHOR
Here is the list of authors whose last name who are close to osborne. Since we spelled it correctly, the author we are looking for is in the middle and highlighted.
Text OPAC If we had misspelled her name, we still could find it if we looked down the list.
Text OPAC Make sure the correct author is highlighted (in blue) and then click Select, press the return or enter key on the keyboard, or double click on the blue line.
Text OPAC Here is part of the list of books we have in the library written by Mary Pope Osborne.
Text OPAC This indicates it is a book This is the title The Call Number And whether it is in or out
Text OPAC Highlight the book title you want to see Either double click or click select to get more information
Text OPAC Here is the summary Call number Availability Scroll for more information
Text OPAC Accelerated Reader information Subjects –Click on these to find other books that are similar
Text OPAC You then get a list of SUBJECTS Double click (or click select or press return or enter) for a list of these books
Text OPAC You can look further at these titles if you want more information
Text OPAC To start a new search, click and highlight the search box
Text OPAC Type in your new search term
Text OPAC And decide if it is another author, a title, or a subject and click the correct button
Text OPAC We get several hits with Cats. If you want a non fiction book, your best bet is to click here
Text OPAC If you want a fiction book, highlight and click on the Cats- Fiction
Text OPAC You will get a similar list that you can browse and look at individual titles like before Click these to move down or up in the list one title at a time
Text OPAC Keyword is useful when you only remember part of a title. Type what you know here
Text OPAC And click keyword
Text OPAC If you spelled the words correctly you should find what you are looking for.
Text OPAC To find which books there are in the library in a particular series, type in the series name and click the series button
Text OPAC The name of the series should show up. You can then click on it and get a list of the books
Text OPAC To find books in your AR Reading Range and Points range, click here on the AR button
Text OPAC This screen is where you to enter your Reading Range And the number of points for a book
Text OPAC Click the radio button so you can enter your range (If you dont you will cause the computer to search for everything which will take a long time!)
Text OPAC You can use the pop up windows to find your beginning
Text OPAC and ending range
Text OPAC Or you can click in each box and type in what you want
Text OPAC Click on the radio button for the point level you want And type in the point level or range of points Click here or press return
Text OPAC You will get a list sorted by call number of all the books in our library that match your range and points
Text OPAC However, you can sort this list by any of the columns Here it is sorted by Reading Level
Text OPAC This number tells you how many books are in your list Highlight one you are interested in and click select
Text OPAC to find out more information. Clicking close will take you back to the list Dont forget to check that call number if you want to find the book on the shelves!
Text OPAC Dont remember what you have checked out or when it is due back in? Click on My Info
Text OPAC Type in your barcode (student ID number or lunch number) and your last name. Your last name will appear as *******
Text OPAC This tells you what you have checked out and when it is due. If you have lost it and need to pay for it, here is the price Your nameteacher
Text OPAC Or if arent sure it is your copy, check the books barcode number Click close when you are done Your name Teacher
Text OPAC And be sure to click Log Out (otherwise someone else can look at your information!)
Text OPAC Learning to use the OPAC is –Fun –Easy –Makes more books easily available to you –Allows you to be a more independent user of the library! Remember to ask for help if you need it
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