Searching OhioLINK's Library Catalog
Author: Type in the author's name, last name first. The comma is optional.
Title: Type in as much of the title as you know. There is no need to use capital letters.
Word: Type in a word or words from the title or topic of what you're looking for. Look at some of the records that result. In the record you'll notice lists of subjects that the book covers. You can click on the subject and get a list of all the books on that subject.
Subject: If you know what the subject is called, you can search that way. Often you'll be told what the correct terminology is, and the screen will ask you if you want to search for that correct subject.
The limit feature also helps you identify materials of a particular type (books, maps, audiovisuals, etc.), with a certain word in the title or subject, or written by a certain author.
You can mark titles in your final list and save the list for later. You can even e-mail the list to yourself to use at home or when working at another computer.
To see the full record of a book in your title list, just click on the title. This step will take you to a page that gives you the author, title, publishing information, and subject. Many bibliographic records also show the table of contents. By clicking on the statement of how many OhioLINK libraries own this item, you can see which libraries have the item and if the item is available.
When to Search the OhioLINK Library Catalog
Updated: December 2009