Finding Library Books
An Introduction to iLink,
the BRCC Library Catalog
Welcome to the first of five presentations on finding
books in the Blue Ridge Community College Library.
Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Contacting the Library In the event you do
visit the library,
(828) 694-1879 please take note of
our hours. Notice we
firstname.lastname@example.org are not open on
weekends or holidays
Overview of Topics
Searching the Library Catalog
Library of Congress Classification (Call
Using Keywords & Library of Congress
Subject Headings (LCSH)
Keywords are the minimum essential words
needed to describe a topic. This means
Keywords stripping away all the ‘extra’ words, and
searching only using those keywords.
Keywords – words which describe the essence of a topic.
Identify the keywords:
“I need a copy of ‘Oliver Twist’.”
“I’m looking for stuff on teen pregnancy
“Do you have any books by Stephen King
“Is spanking really an effective form of
In see the keywords for these questions here, in blue. Asking these
Youthe last question, most people can easily zero in on ‘spanking’ and
‘discipline’ librarian is fine, depending on what type of searching you
questions of aas keywords, butbut when searching a database, you would
all doing , you words in want to consider the term keywords
cut out areof the other may also your question. Finding the ‘effective’.in the
first three is pretty straightforward.
Where is… the Catalog?
Once you identify the This raises the
The catalog is available
keywords for your
anytime, on the internet. question, “Where is
Iftopic, you are ready
you use the catalog in Library the library catalog?”
to library, you will be
the begin searching The answer is,
usinglibrary our public
the one of catalog. Classroom
Where is… the Catalog?
We have 13 public access computers;
eight up front near the circulation desk
and five toward the back of the library.
Using the Computers
Library Computers are provided for BRCC Students to Conduct
Sign in at the Circulation Desk
Students doing research have priority
Microsoft Office is only available on the five PCs at the
Computers shut down at 8:55 each night (4:25 on Friday).
Information saved to the computers will be erased, so bring
a flash drive or disk and SAVE OFTEN!
Printing is 10 ¢ per page (no exceptions, even if you print
by mistake) – pick up & pay at the Desk
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This concludes part one of the
presentation. The Library Catalog
Demo is next.