Welcome to your Public Library! Great information is waiting for you inside!
How is the library organized? • Picture Books ex. E White • Juvenile Fiction ex. J White • Adult Fiction ex. F White • Juvenile Non-Fiction ex. J 974.482 • Adult Non-Fiction ex. 974.482 • Juvenile Biographies ex. JB Columbus • Adult Biographies ex. B Columbus
Now that I know how the books are organized how can I find the information that I’m looking for? • Know your Dewey numbers • Search the catalog • Browse the reference section • Use electronic resources • Ask for help!
Know your Dewey numbers? What does that mean? • http://library.thinkquest.org/5002/index.shtml Knowing where the general section is for the information you need can be helpful. Remember you don’t have to be a detective to find the book you want.
Search the Catalog • LeoCat Catalog http://www.cumberland.lib.nc.us/ • Browse search • Keyword Search • Heading Search • Requests
What else can I do to find more information? Browse the reference section. • Encyclopedias (general and specific) • Dictionaries/Thesaurus • Biographical information for scientists, historical figures, mathematicians, musicians, sports stars • Timelines • U.S. History
Use Electronic Resourceshttp://www.cumberland.lib.nc.us/ • Britannica Online Encyclopedia School Edition • Middle Search Plus (good for current topics) • Primary Search • Searchasaurus (good for pictures, documents, user friendly) • NC Live
Where do I go to ask for help? Librarians are here to help you find exactly what you are looking for. Head to the information desk for answers to general questions, help locating information, using the catalog, or assistance browsing electronic resources.
Final Thoughts and Questions This is your library. We are here for you! Questions?