Searching Library Catalogs

 

What are Online Catalogs?

·       A library’s card catalog converted to an OPAC

·       Classification Systems

1.    Library of Congress

2.    Dewey Decimal

 

Why use a Remote Library Catalog?

·       Convenience – Can search from anywhere

·       Interlibrary loan

 

Characteristics of Online Library Catalogs:

·       Gives you additional information about the status of a book

·       Each catalog may be different

·       Different from Search Engines

·       Records can be searched by fields

·       Full-texts of Journals may be available

·       Special collections can be searched

 

Finding Library Catalogs:

·       http://www.thomas.edu/library/

·       http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/libweb

·       http://www.metronet.lib.mn.us/lc/lc1.cfm

·       http://www.libdex.com