Monday, October 5, 2009

Quick Library Tip #1

How many times have you made a special trip to the library just to ask if we have the book you need? Do you avoid buying your textbooks until you call the library to find out if we have any of the textbooks?

Your wait is over: you can look for these things on your own from any computer anywhere by following these simple steps.

1. Go to the library Web site.

2. Click on the "Jessup Library Catalog" link seen here:

3. Use the drop-down box on the basic search screen to select where you want the computer to find your search terms (we usually select "Keywords Anywhere" unless we have a particular book or author we want to find, then we use "Title Keywords" or "Author Keywords").

WAIT! What if you need to find a book you think might be on reserve (like a textbook)?

Use the link to the library catalog, but before you add any search terms, go to the big blue box at the top of the screen & click "Course Reserves" :

Select your home college; now you should see a search screen that looks a lot like the one shown above, with one big difference--it will say "Basic Search of PVC Course Reserve Catalog."

But if you have any questions or need help finding a book, always feel free to contact us. We're here to help!