Quick Sirsi Catalog Search
Use the box below to search for additional resources in Rio Hondo College Library.
Short Exercises for Online Catalogues
Exercises for Call Numbers and Online Catalogues
Discuss with a partner:
Understanding Call Numbers. Use the Understanding Call Numbers handout [from RHC Library website] .
Match the call number part with the purpose:
Library Catalogue Searches:
1. Go to RHC Library Catalogue [Sirsi] above:
Try these options for the drop-down fields: Any Field: terrorism Subject: animal rights Author: Obama Barack
Results [number of results for each option: Any Field: Subject: Author:
Look at the first five results for each of your searches [All Fields, Author, Subject] What is one source you found that looks relevant for each of the search options?
2. Go to Whittier Public Library:
Try the same searches as above.
Results [number of results for each option: Words and Phrases: Subject: Author:
Find a source in ULCA’s online catalogue:
Take a look under the different search options. Try searching under ‘Title’ for Dreams From My Father [B Obama]
Try both ‘Title’ and ‘Title (start of)’ and try searching just under Dreams From…
Does it come up under both search options? Why or why not?
Choose CSULA or County Library of LA catalogue:
Do a search under 'author' 'title' or choose their keyword search.
One book title:
Find a Book exercise: we will go out in the stacks and find a book!
Links to Other Library Catalogues
Exercises Post Find a Book
Go to the Library of Congress Classification Outlines:
Look up classes and subclasses for both books you found on the shelf. Which class and subclass are your books found in?