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1 Finding Materials in the Library Using the OPAC John Campbell Elementary School Selah, WA Mrs. Engvall, Teacher - Librarian

2 What is the OPAC? List of everything in the library –Author –Title –Subject –Series –Keyword OPAC = Online Public Access Catalog

3 How do I use it? Click on the OPAC icon

4 Visual OPAC Visual OPAC is pictures To find books on ANIMALS, click the picture

5 Visual OPAC Here is part of the list of animals To find books on BEARS click here

6 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

7 Summary of the book Author Title Call number Book is available to check out

8 Visual OPAC Click here to go back to the list of books about BEARS

9 Visual OPAC Or click here to go back to lists of animals

10 Visual OPAC Click the green arrow to get even more animals!

11 Visual OPAC Click this arrow to go back again Or click HOME to go back to the main screen

12 Visual OPAC Click the green arrow…

13 Visual OPAC To find other subjects to search

14 Visual OPAC If you want to look for an author or title, click here

15 Visual OPAC Click and type what you are looking for in this box

16 Visual OPAC Look for an author by typing the LAST NAME. Click AUTHOR Spelling counts!

17 Visual OPAC Searching for BROWN gives you all authors with the last name of Brown

18 Visual OPAC Call number (location or books address) Is this book in? Click for more information

19 Visual OPAC Summary of the book AR level Author Title Call number

20 Then what? If it is an E book, then go to the PICTURE BOOK section And look for BRO (for Brown) E Bro

21 Visual OPAC To go back to the list of books, click here

22 Visual OPAC Or click here for a new search

23 Visual OPAC To look for a title, type in the first word Click TITLE

24 Visual OPAC Here is the result. What is the Call Number? Can you check it out?

25 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!


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