Module 4: When to Use the Library Catalog

    Learning Outcomes
  • Students will choose the type of catalog search (title, author, keyword) based on their information need.
  • Students will search the catalog efficiently using appropriate search terms.

Video Script

Scene: In person at ref desk. Jeremy walks to desk to talk to the librarian Mendy.

Mendy: Hi, can I help you?

Jeremy: I need to find some books for a paper I'm writing.

Mendy: I can help you with that. Tell me more about your paper....

Jeremy: Well I wanted to research about college students and binge drinking.

Mendy: Well you are off to a good start for your research paper. Let’s look at the library catalog and see what we can find that would be useful for your paper.

Jeremy: great ...thanks!