Presentation on theme: "Finding information on the DCSD Online Catalog (Search Terminal) By K. Pisarik."— Presentation transcript:
Finding information on the DCSD Online Catalog (Search Terminal) By K. Pisarik
To look at the online catalog, (search terminal) go to library’s computers. If the Internet is not open click on Netscape 7.2. The home page is our search screen.
On a student search terminal: Decide on the best type of search.
How do you search using the DCSD online catalog? What kinds of searches should you use if: If you don’t know the exact title? You know the title? the author? If you want to get more books on a topic? Boolean search/Wild card * (Shift + 8)
When do you use a wild card? When you want books about all forms of a word: Dog* gives you:Dogwood DogsDogfish Doggie Doghouse
When do you NOT use a wild card? Cat* gives you: Cats Catnip CatfishCaterpiller Cattail Catalogue Catherine Catastrophe Caution Cation
When you find books you want, write down the call number. Use the paper and pencil in the box beside each computer to write down the call number of the material you want.
What’s a call number? Letters or numbers that identify the type and location of an item. What items does this call number identify? PB = F = SC = B = MAG =
What’s the call number for non- fiction books? It depends on the books topic. Look at your bookmark and answer: What does this call number mean? (in general) 100-900? 920? What comes after 920? B? What comes after B?
What’s the call number for Biography/Autobiography ? B Was Ken AdlKen
What items do you find in the Reference section? Call # R Almanacs (facts, statistics, records) Atlases (maps) Dictionaries (foreign, thesauri, English) General encyclopedias (World Book) Subject encyclopedias (art, music, celebrations, animals, Eleanor R.!)
Award Books - Call # AW Where are award books located? Which award books are included ? Newbery Awards - poster Iowa Children’s Choice Awards – top shelves Iowa Teen Awards – Shelf by circulation desk
Our Media Center Policies Books - 3 weeks ------- Renewals – 2 times Magazines – 1 week ------- No renewals Reference – overnight --Renewals – 2 times
Now you have the key for information on the scavenger hunt!