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ENG 101 (DSP) -- Spring 2015: Finding Books

DSP English 101 class

cataLION Search Tips

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Search tips:

  • Searching cataLION is more like Google, with the best matches appearing on the first pages.
  • For a simple search use title words, an author's name, or keywords describing your topic.
  • "Less is More!" Avoid using "a" "an"  & "the"
  • cataLION automatically truncates both left and right. Example: typing in rain will find both rainfall and brain.
  • Log into your cataLION account to place holds, create lists of books, see what you have checked out and if you owe any fines.
  • Use the cataLION advanced search to limit your results to particular types of materials.



Books at Albright & Other Libraries

Use cataLION to identify books or videos on your topic. Keep your searches short--use only the most important keywords that describe your topic.

Another source for locating books is a database called WorldCat. This is a catalog for thousands of libraries. Use this if you cannot find enough books at Albright. [Probably not necessary for this assignment].

Library staff will do everything possible to get your materials to you in a timely fashion. Click the Getting Your Materials tab above for instructions.