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: