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  1. SIRSI Online Catalog WLAC Heldman Learing Resource Center

  2. SIRSI Online Catalog: What is it? • The SIRSI Online Catalog allows users to find books and videos in the library as well as downloadable electronic books.

  3. How to get to the SIRSI Online Catalog • Go to the Heldman Learning Resource Center web page: http://library.wlac.edu/ • Click on SIRSI Online Catalog to enter the Quick Search screen.

  4. How to get to the SIRSI Online Catalog • The Quick Searchscreen will appear. This is the default screen. At this point you can perform a Keyword search by word or phrase, author, title, subject, or series. • You may search all of the LACCD libraries.  The default Library is West Los College Library (WLAC).

  5. Ways to search the SIRSI Online Catalog • Quick Search Allows you to search or browse a single field such as author, title, subject or series • Power Search (aka Advanced Search) allows you to refine a search by combing different search elements (e.g. author AND title AND subject), performs Browse Search and  Call Number Search

  6. Quick Search Methods • Search by WORDS OR PHRASE – If  you do not know the exact title, name or subject, you can type in that phrase /word to search • Search by SUBJECT – Click on SUBJECT. The online catalog uses Library of Congress Subject Headings as its subject authority. • Search by AUTHOR – Click on AUTHOR.  Type in the author’s surname, then first name to search • Search by TITLE – Click on TITLE.  Type in the title of the book you want • Search by SERIES – Type in the title of the Series to search (e.g. Dictionary of Literary Biography)

  7. Quick Search by Subject • The online catalog uses Library of Congress Subject Headings.  • Once you pick the subject you wish to search such as “Global Warming”, you type the subject term in the search box.

  8. Quick Search by Subject Click on SUBJECT after typing in your search term

  9. Quick Search by Subject • Then, SIRSI will show you number of hits in WLAC (also will show what is available in all the LACCD libraries when you pull the Library box menu down).

  10. Quick Search by Subject • To show what is available in all LACCD library click LIMIT SEARCH

  11. Quick Search by Subject • Then pull down the Library menu and select ALL

  12. Quick Search by Subject The Online Catalog shows where the book is located in the library (e.g. STACKS, REFERENCE, RESERVES) and where it is shelved by its CALL NUMBER (e.g. QC981.8 .C5 P415 2007 ). Click on DETAILS, to see the full bibliographic reference It also shows the availability of the item (e.g. Available, Check-Out).

  13. Quick Search by Subject Detail display Other similar subjects

  14. Quick Search by Word or Phrase • You do not get enough results with a Subject search try searching by Word or Phrase instead click Go Back

  15. Quick Search by Word or Phrase • You do not get enough results with a Subject search try searching by Word or Phrase instead

  16. Quick Search: Electronic Books You can also search for only electronic books by checking this box

  17. Quick Search: Electronic Books Click Details to access the electronic book

  18. Quick Search: Electronic Books Then click URL to access the E-BOOK through NetLibrary

  19. How to access Electronic Books • To access Electronic Books from outside the WLAC Library you will first need to create a free account • Go to the Heldman Learning Resource Center web page: http://library.wlac.edu/ • Click on NetLibrary E-Books to create a free account for off-campus access

  20. How to access Electronic Books From off campus you will be asked for a username and password. Username: HLRC Password: WLAC

  21. How to access Electronic Books Click Create a Free Account

  22. How to access Electronic Books • Enter required information in the boxes • Then click Create Account

  23. Quick Search: Electronic Books Then click URL to access the E-BOOK through NetLibrary

  24. Quick Search: Electronic Books click Log In if you see this box

  25. Quick Search: Electronic Books You will then be asked to login with your username and password you created for NetLibrary

  26. Quick Search: Electronic Books click View this eBook

  27. Quick Search: Electronic Books Example of an eBook

  28. Power Search • Power Search (aka Advanced Search) allows you to refine a search by combing different search elements (e.g. author AND title AND subject), performs Browse Search and  Call Number Search. • Browse Search looks for a cataloged heading beginning with the first word of the search string.  A Browse Search produces an alphabetical list of items matching the search string. • Call Number search lets you browse the “library shelves” by call number.

  29. Power Search Click Power Search to access the advanced search screen

  30. Power Search

  31. Browse Search • Browse Search looks for a cataloged heading beginning with the first word of the search string.  A Browse Search produces an alphabetical list of items matching the search string.

  32. Browse Search Click BROWSE to get the Browse search screen

  33. Browse Search

  34. Browse Search You can further explore your Subject with the Browse Search

  35. Browse Search And see related subject headings

  36. Call Number Search • Call Number search lets you browse the “library shelves” by call number.

  37. Call Number Search

  38. Call Number Search WLAC Library CALL NUMBER is based on the Library of Congress Classification System A -- GENERAL WORKS B -- PHILOSOPHY. PSYCHOLOGY. RELIGION C -- AUXILIARY SCIENCES OF HISTORY D -- HISTORY (GENERAL) AND HISTORY OF EUROPE E -- HISTORY: AMERICA F -- HISTORY: AMERICA G -- GEOGRAPHY. ANTHROPOLOGY. RECREATION H -- SOCIAL SCIENCES J -- POLITICAL SCIENCE K – LAW L – EDUCATION M -- MUSIC AND BOOKS ON MUSIC N -- FINE ARTS P -- LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE Q – SCIENCE R – MEDICINE S – AGRICULTURE T – TECHNOLOGY U -- MILITARY SCIENCE V -- NAVAL SCIENCE Z -- BIBLIOGRAPHY. LIBRARY SCIENCE. INFORMATION RESOURCES (GENERAL)

  39. Call Number Search If you have a call number of a relevant book such as QC981.8 .C5 P415 2007 You can browse by call number by searching QC980 Climatology and weather or QC Physics

  40. Conclusion Remember that you can always go to the HELP screen or ask the library staff if you have any questions. We are always happy to help! Reference (310) 287-4269 http://library.wlac.edu/info/directory.html