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Plagiarism: Using the Library's Catalog

Using the Library's Catalog

How to Find Books

  • Go to the library’s home page
    • The catalog search window is near the top of the page
  • The basic search commands are All Fields, Periodical Title, Author, Keyword in Author Headings, Subject, Keyword in Subject Headings, ISBN, ISSN, and OCLC.
    • Use the boxes on the left-hand side to limit your search such as Library, Shelf Location, Material Type, Publication Date, Subject, and Language.


Word or Phrase = "molecular cloning"

Author =  Wong, Dominic W. S.

Title = The ABC's of Gene Cloning

Subject = Genetics

  • Write down the complete Call Number (This will help you to find the book on the shelf.)

Example: UA646.3 .B567 2001

  • Some call numbers are electronic books and can only be viewed online.

To verify whether the library subscribes to a particular journal, follow the same steps as you did in finding a book. Use your drop-down arrow key to limit by periodical title

            Example:  Periodical Title = The American Journal of Medicine