2.2 Searching the Library Catalog for a Known Title
Your search for a known title will likely start with a reference to a source you wish to find. See the book title below as an example.
The title of the source can be entered in the UofA Library’s Search box, as shown below, or in quotation marks to search for the words together as a phrase, e.g. “SAGE Handbook of autism and education”.
The results presented from the UofA’s Search the Library consists of a list of records, ie. descriptions of library titles both in print and electronic formats.
- The book title The SAGE Handbook of autism and education, for example, exists only in electronic format and has one corresponding record. Look through the list of results to find the online title that is available to the University of Alberta. Examine the different parts of a list of records and click on the symbol to learn about each.
- To open the electronic book record, click on the record for the ebook title in the list of results that is accessible to the University of Alberta as indicated by the wording — Copies owned by: University of Alberta Internet.
See the next chapter for a presentation of library records and how to understand the information they present.