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CLICS

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You have completed

Chapter 2: 
Locating and Retrieving Relevant 
Information from the Online Catalog

Summary

You should now be able to:

  • Use the library's online catalog to search for materials by author, title, keyword, or subject.
  • Read call numbers, find items in the Contra Costa College Library, and identify items that are available at Diablo Valley College and Los Medanos College.

Expert Advice

Now that you've learned how to use the library's catalog, try it out. Click on the library catalog link below and see how you do with the following searches.

Library Catalog

  • Do a title search for the book titled I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Do an author search for Maya Angelou. (Hint: which name do you think you would type first?)
  • Do a subject search for cats. Notice the various subheadings under the topic.
  • Do a keyword search for cheese. Notice the book that is really about life and work. Also, click on the title that is about plastic and notice why it was included in a search for cheese.

 

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