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How to search for known and unknown items in the Mardigian Library Catalog.

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  • 1. Mardigian Library library.umd.umich.edu Searching the library catalog How to find items owned by the Mardigian Library

2. Searching the library catalog

  • Catalog defined
  • Searching for known items
  • Searching for unknown items

3. Catalog defined Photo credit: Kathleen Stocker 4. Catalog defined

  • A library catalog is
    • A database
    • Like a search engine
  • Use it to locate
    • Physical objects (books, DVDs, journals, etc.)
    • Online objects (journals, websites, etc.)

5. Searching for known items

  • Title search

6. 1. 2. 3. 4. 7. Searching for known items

  • Author search

8. 9. Searching for unknown items

  • Keyword search
    • Searches title, subject, and note fields
    • Retrieves a lot of information
    • Some information may be unrelated to your topic
  • Subject search
    • Searches only the subject field
    • Retrieves a smaller, more targeted amount of information

10. Searching for unknown items

  • Keyword search

11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Searching for unknown items

  • Subject search

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