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Library Catalog: Getting Started

A guide designed to help you navigate the ins and outs of Skeen's library catalog

Navigate this Guide

Use the Next and Previous links at the bottom to navigate through the guide. Use the tabs at the top to go directly to the page you want.

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This guide to Skeen Library's catalog features information about:

  • How to find books

  • How to find articles

  • How to find course reserves

  • How to sign in to your library account

  • How to use helpful tools and resources available in the catalog

  • Where to go for more information


What is the library catalog?

The library catalog is the search engine of the library (kind of like Google). No matter what library you use, the catalog is always a good place to start because it can tell you several things:

  • if the library has what you're looking for, either in physical of electronic/digital format
  • if there is a physical copy in the building, and where it is (Location and Call Number)
  • if the library has an electronic version, and where you can go to download it
  • if the item is available at another library, which can be requested through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
  • if it is checked out, and when it's due back
  • if there are other editions or versions (such as eBooks, or an older copy)

As you progress in your studies at NMT, you will probably find library databases that you like the best and you'll start your research there. But don't forget that the library catalog is always available and can help you find resources throughout Skeen's physical and electronic collections.

Yep, this is a library catalog too.

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