FYW Guide to the Library Catalog //
Using a computer on campus or at home, go to http://catalog.library.uarts.edu/search.
The LIBRARY CATALOG lists the holdings of the University Libraries (both Greenfield & Music Libraries), what books, videos, cds, scores and journals the libraries own and where you can find them.
In order to get the best results, consider how the Library Catalog works:
- The catalog matches your SEARCH WORD to a word in a LIST. Which list depends on what KIND of search you select: TITLE, AUTHOR, SUBJECT, KEYWORD, or CALL NUMBER.
- The LISTS are in alphabetical order. People's names are included in the AUTHOR and SUBJECT LISTS with last name, first (Giacometti, Alberto).
- If you do not want to search the ENTIRE COLLECTION, you can choose to search only AUDIO, BOOK ARTS, JOURNALS, PRINT, REFERENCE, or VIDEO.
- If you get more than one search result, you can use the LIMIT THIS SEARCH button at the top of the screen to sort your results by year and to find CDs, DVDs, videos and other material types within your results.
The Library Catalog presents you with several choices:
|TITLE||Matches your search word with the FIRST WORD after an article (a, an, the) in the title part of a record. You do not have to know the entire title, but you must know the first word or words.
|AUTHOR||Matches your search word with the LAST NAME of the person appearing in either the author or the add'l name parts of a record.|
See SEARCHING FOR ARTISTS.
|SUBJECT||Matches your search words to LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SUBJECT HEADINGS or PROPER NAMES that appear in the subject part of a record. The most efficient way to search a topic!
|KEYWORD||Matches your search word to ANY WORD in the title, subject, author, add'l name and notes parts of a record. Use if you want to search more than one topic at the same time or if you do not get results searching title, author or subject.
Why? Because keyword will search places that the others cannot:
|CALL NUMBER|| This search is useful for finding other books of interest. Call numbers are organized by subject. It is a way of browsing from your computer.|
The Library Catalog is arranged as follows:
|ENTRY||Each item in the library (book, CD, DVD, score, etc.)|
|RECORD||Description of each item in the library.|
The FULL-RECORD contains the most information about an entry:
|FIELDS||Parts of the record (Title, Author, Subject, etc.)|
Last updated September 22, 2011