The library catalog is used to locate everything owned by a library. A library catalog is a database of records for books, media (audio, video, DVD), maps, pictures and other materials in the library. The SUU Library Catalog can be used to locate books, media, Reserve Books, and even new books in our library. The library catalog can also be used to see if the library has print or microfilm copies of magazines, newspapers or journals.
NOTE: The library catalog cannot be used to find articles in magazines or journals. For articles you need to search article databases such as Academic Search Premier.
A search on the library catalog will show a Search Results screen listing library records. A library catalog record has details on the item you find, including the title, author, publication information, call number, and library location.
Click Brief Record to see additional information. Click on Full Record to see even more details for many books, including the table of contents (Contents), a book review (Review), and Subjects. The information on the Full Record screen can be very helpful in selecting the right book for your topic and for expanding your search to locate similiar books.
The following Library Catalog Records video (1:43 minutes) gives details what you can find in catalog records such as call number, location, Brief Record and Full Record: