Our online catalog
is an electronic bibliographic database that descirbes the books and other resourses held
by the Godfrey Library. Searching the catalog is easy, and the tips below can make your search even easier.
When you go to our online catalog page, you will see five icons on the left side of the screen. Here is an
explanation of what they are and how to use them.
Click on the Home icon to see the "recently added titles" to our collection. Click on the "More..." button on
the bottom of the page to see even more new titles. Use this option if you are already familiar with our
collection and wish to browse just what's new.
Click on the Search icon to do a quick search of our collection. The dropdown menu shows a list of twelve
search parameters, including subject, title, and author. Type what you are searching in the text box and
then click on the blue box with the magnifying glass. If there are matches, the results will be listed. Sort the
results in seven different ways. Click on any result to display the full record. Click "Clear" to start a new
Click on the Advanced icon to do a search on multiple parameters at once using the Boolean operators of
AND, OR and NOT. The operators can be used in any combination to narrow and focus your search. AND
means "with all the words"; OR means "with at least one of these words"; and NOT means "without the
Click on the Simple icon for another way to do a quick search of our collection. It works similar to the
Search icon, but without the dropdown menu. Instead, type what you are searching in the text box and then
click on the available search options: All words, Titles, Authors, Subjects.
After finding an item in our catalog, you can save it to a temporary location called the Clipboard. At the end
of your search you can print a list of what you saved.
To copy a record to the Clipboard:
Find records using one of the search methods described above.
Click on a record to view its contents.
Click on the "ADD to Clipboard" button to copy the item to the Clipboard.
To view and print the Clipboard:
Click on the clipboard icon to view what you saved.
At the bottom of the page, click on "Print."
Use your browser's print command to print the saved list.
To clear the Clipboard:
Empty the Clipboard by clicking on "Clear Clipboard" at the bottom of the page.
You can now start afresh with searching and saving.
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