The Molloy College Library contains over 100,000 items, this includes not only books but videos/DVD's, instructional materials, and more.
Finding Print Books in the Catalog:
From the Library homepage, simply type your title or keyword(s) into the box. Ensure the "Books and Videos" tab is highlighted
For ebooks, select the "Articles &ebooks" tab.Type the keyword(s) into the search box and click Find and Go:
A list of all the material containing those keywords will appear. Each item represents a separate record.
Finding Books within the Library:
Things to consider:
The search option you use will depend on what you already know:
Text info from any book right to your cell phone from Molloy's catalog.
Why in the world would you want to do this?
Texting call numbers to your cell phone can be a convenient way to research for a number of reasons. If you are browsing the catalog from home, loading the book's location into your phone makes it very easy to retreive it once you are in the library. Additionally - and whether you're in the library or not - texting the information also means you won't have to print each record out or write down the precise call number(s). Lastly, it's a 'greener' way to go!
Once you are at the title level of any journal of book, you'll see a number of export options available, including Text. Simply enter your phone number, carrier and select send text. That's it!
General Search Strategies
Once you have entered keywords and have a list of results
TIP #1: once you have your results, sometimes it is helpful to set the SORT BY dropdown to Date (Newest First)
TIP #2: changing the format on the left hand side to ALL FORMATS will bring up available articles within the same subject area
In addition to the location, you will need to know the book's call number, which will lead you to where the book sits on the shelf. The Library's collection is arranged by Library of Congress Classification and the call number will be a combination of letters and numbers.
In the catalog, this book appears as:
Tsunami : the underrated hazard.
|Main Stacks||GC221.2 B78 2001||Available|
If you can't find a book where you think it should be, ask a librarian for help.