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Library and Information Science

This guide is designed to help students and faculty access credible resources related to the study of Library and Information Science.

How Do I Search the Online Catalog

When you click on the Classic Catalog link above, you will be guided directly to a Key Word Search box. You may put in any term related to your topic. You may also choose an Alphabetical Search (Browse) and then search by title, subject, or author alphabetically.

Searching for subjects alphabetically:

To get you started you might want to use very general subject headings such as:

  • Libraries
  • Library science

Note that these headings will be subdivided by more specific aspects of the topic.

Or you may wish to use more specific subject headings such as:

  • Collection development (Libraries)
  • Libraries and community
  • Library information networks
  • Library science -- Technological innovations
  • Reference services (Libraries)

If you are having difficulty in finding a subject heading or key word for your topic ask the librarians at your location for assistance or call 957-4610 for the Reference Desk at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus.

How to find the SLCC Online Catalog

Directly above this box there is a search box. Click on the down arrow and select Library Online. Your search will then be directed to the SLCC online catalog. Or click on your choice below to find items listed in the online catalog.  The online catalog can be searched by anyone at any location:

  • Classic Library Catalog   
    Assists you in locating materials held in the SLCC Library System at all locations, including print books, e-books, audiovisual items, and reserve materials (kept at the desk for classes, such as textbooks).
  • Search Electronic Reserve:     
    Provides access to electronic reserve materials.
  • Power Search   
    If you wish to use Boolean operators and have other choices for limiting your search, use the online catalog's Power Search.
  • Inter-library Loan   
    If the library doesn't have what you need, consider using our ILL service. You can use it to borrow items from other libraries.

Library Searches

ONE SEARCH   New from EBSCO, this will search everything.  All of our online resources.  Try it out !  Use the limiters to reduce results.

Basic Library Catalog  :  try using Advanced Search if you want to limit to finding just the printed books (no E-books or DVDS, etc.). 

Search Electronic Reserve:   Provides access to electronic reserve materials

Inter-library Loan    If the library doesn't have what you need, try using our ILL service. You can borrow items from other libraries.

Check out eBooks at SLCC!!!

eBook Collection

Thousands of electronic books available online.  You can search by subject, keyword, title, etc, and also search within a single book.  This collection includes Cliffs Notes, and many books from the University of Utah Press.

How To Read Call Numbers

A call number is the number (which usually has letters in it) or the group of letters assigned to each item in the library. Every call number is unique. These numbers are designed to help you find the book, video, or CD that you need.

At SLCC we primarily use Dewey Decimal Classification for our books. 204.36 Sy61s 2010 is an example of a typical call number. If the book is marked "OV", it's in our oversize collection. A book with an 'R' in front of the call number is a reference book.

Fiction books are in a separate collection that does not use Dewey Decimal Classification. Look for the "FIC" at the beginning of the call number. Children's books follow the same system, except that they have "CHI" in front of the number.

Reserve books are classified by the class number: ENGL 1010, MATH 1050, etc.

Videos, DVDs, and CDs have a number assigned by the library. They are in numerical order on the shelves.

If you can't find the item, talk to the library staff. We're happy to help you find what you need!

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