2. If you know the item you're looking for, you can browse by author or title.
|Type the author's last name first.
ex. Hemingway Ernest
|Leave off the initial article (a, an, the).
ex. Old Man and the Sea
3. If you're not sure of the exact book you need, you can do an anywhere search using the major concepts of your topic. Try putting your terms "in quotes" if it is important that your keywords be found together.
4. Once you've completed a search, take a closer look at the results that seem to be on topic, use the subject headings from these books to refine your search. You have to click on the title of an item to see the subject headings, or look at the list of Subject: Topic on the left side of the page.
5. Once you have narrowed down your search and have found relevant items, you must find the item in the library. Look at the Location and Call Number listed. Most items will tell you what floor they are on, if not you can use the library locations bookmark (found at the reference desk) to determine where the item is shelved.
Here is an example of a book that is located both at the Main Campus library (on the 3rd floor) and the Daytona Beach campus library. Below the record you will see options to print or email the record, as well as text yourself the call number, cite the item for a paper in APA or MLA format, and export the item to RefWorks.
6. If an item is checked out, you may place a Recall or Hold Request so that you will be notified when it is returned and the item will be held for you at the library. Simply click on the Place a Hold button next below the due date.
7. If an item is not available at UCF (whether it is checked out, missing, lost, or not available), you can order it through Interlibrary Loan. Also, use Interlibrary Loan to request items from area campuses (Brevard, Daytona, etc.)
Last updated August 24, 2012 2:57:24 PM