Find Books (A step-by-step guide)

How to Find a Book on the Shelf

Find Books in the Library


Find Books (A Step-By-Step Guide)

Here's how to find a book using the Krueger Library catalog:

  1. From the library homepage, select the Catalog link under the Research drop-down menu.
  2. Enter your search terms. Use just the main words in your topic. Click the Find button. This searches all fields, including title, author, description, and so on.
  3. Browse more specific topics on the left, and select one to focus your search, if necessary.
  4. Select your format, date, collection, or other limiter. For example, choosing the Reference Collection as a limiter, you can find background information on your topic.
  5. Click on the book title for more information and a description. From here, you may able be to look at the table of contents or view a list of subjects associated with the book. Also, note the similar items along the right side.
  6. Cite, email, text, or export the information using the links at the top.
  7. Write down the call number. Each book has it's own call number. For more information about call numbers, click on the WHAT'S A CALL NUMBER? link to the left.
  8. Make sure the book is available before you...
  9. Go to the shelves to find your book. Main collection books are on the 2nd floor, while the reference collection is on the main floor, behind the reference desk.
  10. Remember to browse. It's one of the best strategies for locating additional books.