Finding Books

Narrowing results

On the library catalog search page, the "Limit your Search" function provides options to help you narrow your search results including how you'd like to access resources (online, physical) and in what format (book, journal/periodical, microform, etc.).

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Catalogs: Learn to search library catalogs effectively to locate books and other relevant materials

Example

Image: screen shot of catalog record for book, Dark Matters.

Prompt

⇒Find 2-3 electronically-accessible books on visual surveillance technologies.

  • Use the subject browse and advanced search; Use limits/filters.
  • Take note of subject headings you use and any other strategies.
  • What worked? What didn't work?
  • Discuss as a group: which are the best results and how can you tell?