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Faculty LibGuide: Library Catalog

This guide is to show what library resources and services are available to faculty.

  Tips

Expand your search to All Libraries.  Request items located at other campus via Interlibrary Loan or pick up directly from that campus.

Find just what you're looking for.  Use the Advanced Keyword Search and select a particular Material Type to restrict the types of materials (print, e-book, video, etc.).

  Searching the Catalog

Keyword Search:  Enter a few basic terms on the topic you're looking for -- for example, "cooperative learning," "community college"

Subject Search:  Select the Subject tab and enter basic terms describing the general subject area.  You can also follow the subject links or tags at the bottom of book entries to find relevant subject headings.  Some relevant subject headings are:  

college teaching

Community Colleges United States

Library Catalog

  Where to Find Library Materials

Classification Scheme:  The SWTJC libraries use the Dewey Decimal System for our books and videos. For an extensive list of Dewey Decimal numbers and what they stand for, look here: http://www.library.illinois.edu/ugl/about/dewey.html

Reference:  Reference books are can be used only in the library.

Books for Check-Out/ "the Stacks":  The stacks are anything not considered Reference or Reserve.

Videos and CDs:  Videos (DVD and VHS) and CDs are located on the shelves behind the Circulation Desk.   

  Searching the Catalog

Keyword Search:  Enter a few basic terms on the topic you're looking for -- for example, "cooperative learning," "community college"

Subject Search:  Select the Subject tab and enter basic terms describing the general subject area.  You can also follow the subject links or tags at the bottom of book entries to find relevant subject headings.  Some relevant subject headings are:  

college teaching

Community Colleges United States

  A Word About EBooks

What is an E-Book?

  • actual published book, not an internet source
  • 24/7 access from anywhere
  • Fully searchable

To open: 

  • click on the E-Book title
  • Off-campus, follow login instructions that will appear.

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