New Library Catalog Feature

Next time you go to the Library Catalog you will see that there is a new drop down menu to the right of the search box. Now that our periodical and newspaper titles are included in the Library Catalog (many thanks to Marc Langston for all his work on this), we have added five search options to the main OPAC search page to give users a faster and easier way to limit their searches without having to navigate the Advanced Search page.
The five options are:

View Entire Collection – This is the current default. Searches will bring up all resources, regardless of collection or format.

Books – Searches books in the main, folio, popular, thesis, juvenile, curriculum, and special collections. Government documents are excluded.

Journals/Newspapers – Searches print and electronic journals and newspapers.

Online Resources – Searches resources that are online only or that have a link to an online version. Electronic journal and newspaper titles are excluded.

Videos/DVDs – Searches videos and DVDs.

The Journals/Newspapers limit provides an easy way for users to access our current periodicals collection by title, as well as many of our older periodicals that were never included in the Periodicals List. Because of this, we will be discontinuing the Periodicals List before the end of the year. At that point all journal/magazine/newspaper (aka periodicals) access will be through the Library Catalog.

Contributed by Sarah Blakeslee

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