Chapter 3: Finding Library Materials

Learning Objectives

After completing this chapter you should be able to…

  • recognize the purpose of library discovery tools and the types of materials they include
  • search Quick Search effectively using basic and more complex search strategies to direct your results
  • search using Boolean operators and truncation symbols
  • interpret Quick Search records to identify and locate items
  • locate an item in the Library using Library of Congress call numbers
  • use WorldCat, Google Books, and interlibrary loan to access library materials beyond local collections


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