29. April 2011 11:28
Most people think of the catalog as a place to find out where books are located. A title search is conducted and the location and call number is found. Once this information is gathered the patron steps away from the catalog and perhaps misses an opportunity to discover more materials on a given subject. In addition to books, CDs & DVDs the catalog contains records to ebooks, microfiche, useful websites and databases.
I located several ebooks on Torts by opening the catalog, selecting the subject tab and conducting a search for Torts. A subject search of Environmental Law gave me a list of 522 subjects that contain information on Environmental Law. When I selected Environmental Law Alabama Electronic Information Resources, from the list, I discovered two websites dealing with this subject matter. Selecting Environmental Law Antarctic Regions, from the list, lead me to several pieces of microfiche. These searches were quick and easy to run and allowed me to discover more materials than if I had browsed the shelves.
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