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Searching the Library's Catalog: Searching

This guide teaches you how to search the library's catalog.

Finding the Catalog

Click on the Books button on the library's website to find the catalog.  
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Search

To search RSAcat:

Enter your search term(s) into the box near the top of the page.
* this quick search box is available on every page. 


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You can use the drop down menus, left of the search box, to specify the type of search term you entered (title, author, ISBN, subject headings, etc.)

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You can also change the library you want to search.
* the default is set to SRC

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SRC Library Catalog

Test your new skills searching the catalog here:

Filters/Limiters

If your initial search returns too many results, you can use the Limiters on the left side of the page to filter and narrow your search query.
 

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Note: If you are interested in using a downloadable eBook click on the tab found above your result list.   

Limiters to filter your results are:

  • Reading Level
  • Publication Date
  • Subject Terms
  • Author
  • Genre

To limit your results check the filter box, then click Include and the catalog will update automatically. 

Select an Action!

When you found an item-

You can use the Select an Action menu to:

  • Place holds (request a book from another library, see next page for information about Holds)
  • Add the item to a list
  • Text, email, or print an item

If you look to the right of the item details, notice that you can also have the system cite an item for you! 
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