Library Catalog Search

The library catalog is used primarily to locate books, DVDs, and eBooks within the library. Books will often provide the best background and most in depth information on many topics at the cost of being slightly behind the most recent updates. Magazine, Journal, newspaper articles, and various streaming audio or video files are found in Valencia's databases.  Below is a list of records that Val retrieved from the library catalog using the search tattoos and culture. 

Val can click Location to find what libraries own the book, and if she wishes to place a hold or have the book sent to her she can click the Request Item link.  The call number gives the shelf location for the book in the library and begins with one or two letters and is followed by numbers including the year it was published. Only books that are listed as Circulation can be checked out. Reference books can be used in the library only. In most libraries, a reference book will have an R or REF before the call number. 

Ex. Body piercing and tattoos fashion - Call number : REF GT2345.B63 2003

Val can also click Details to find table of contents information as well as the subject headings we discussed earlier.



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