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Finding Materials in the Library Using the OPAC John Campbell Elementary School Selah, WA Mrs. Engvall, Teacher - Librarian
What is the OPAC? List of everything in the library –Author –Title –Subject –Series –Keyword OPAC = Online Public Access Catalog
How do I use it? Click on the OPAC icon
Visual OPAC Visual OPAC is pictures To find books on ANIMALS, click the picture
Visual OPAC Here is part of the list of animals To find books on BEARS click here
Then you get a list of books about bears… both FICTION (stories) and NON FICTION (informational) books Click on one of them for more information Visual OPAC
Summary of the book Author Title Call number Book is available to check out
Visual OPAC Click here to go back to the list of books about BEARS
Visual OPAC Or click here to go back to lists of animals
Visual OPAC Click the green arrow to get even more animals!
Visual OPAC Click this arrow to go back again Or click HOME to go back to the main screen
Visual OPAC Click the green arrow…
Visual OPAC To find other subjects to search
Visual OPAC If you want to look for an author or title, click here
Visual OPAC Click and type what you are looking for in this box
Visual OPAC Look for an author by typing the LAST NAME. Click AUTHOR Spelling counts!
Visual OPAC Searching for BROWN gives you all authors with the last name of Brown
Visual OPAC Call number (location or books address) Is this book in? Click for more information
Visual OPAC Summary of the book AR level Author Title Call number
Then what? If it is an E book, then go to the PICTURE BOOK section And look for BRO (for Brown) E Bro
Visual OPAC To go back to the list of books, click here
Visual OPAC Or click here for a new search
Visual OPAC To look for a title, type in the first word Click TITLE
Visual OPAC Here is the result. What is the Call Number? Can you check it out?
Visual OPAC If you are looking for an E book, go to the PICTURE BOOK section If you are looking for an F book, go to the CHAPTER BOOK section If it is a book with a NUMBER, go to the NON FICTION section Ask for help if you need it! Try it yourself!