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In the TigerCat catalog records all the titles, authors, and subject headings are hyperlinked. 

Find an author you like?  Click on their name to find any other books they might have written or co-written. 

Find a book that had exactly the information you needed?  Then click on one or more of the subject headings on that record and it will automatically give you all the other materials available through the online catalog!

TigerCat has many more helpful shortcuts, such as "Find It Fast" which automatically groups materials by general subject - if you aren't sure what your subject should be this would be a great place to start!

 

Finding Books Owned by ETBU

Start your book search in TigerCat, our Library Catalog, to find books located in Jarrett Library.  Search by "author" or "title" if you know the book you're looking for, or for a keyword search, search by "words or phrase."  You can do a simple search using the search box to the left or you can go directly into TigerCat and use the basic, advanced, or browse searches.

Books in Jarrett Library are arranged by the Library of Congress Classification System, a system which groups books by similar subject area.  When you find a book that fits your needs try browsing the shelf to find more books on your topic - or use the "Browse by Call Number" link under Power Searches on TigerCat

 

Locate a Book by Library of Congress Classification

Most of you are familiar with the Dewey Decimal classification through your school or local public libraries but at ETBU our library uses the Library of Congress Classification System.  It's different in that it uses an alphanumeric system instead of just numeric.  That means that the call number will start with a 1-3 letter combination, followed by a number.  This is an example of a Library of Congress Classification call number that is found in Jarrett Library:

JV6455 .P76 1985

To find this book go to the JV section of the circulating books, then search within that section to find 6465.  When you find that section you'll Look for .P76.  If a final number appears as it does above that is usually the year the book was published and will distinguish between different editions of the same book.

In Jarrett Library all print books are located "downstairs" in the main part of the library.  The reference section is located nearest the glass wall and the circulating books are found in the middle two sections and part of the section located nearest the windows.

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