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Internet Workshop #2

Using the Library Catalog (WebCat)

  1. What's in the catalog?

  2. WebCat - Rio Hondo College Library's online catalog

  3. Search options in WebCat

  4. Demo searches

  5. Finding a book on the shelves (and others like it using the catalog)

  6. Time to practice:

    1. Choose one of the following topics:

      1. How serious a problem is doping in sports?

      2. Should states adopt same-sex marriage laws?

      3. Is the U.S.A. Patriot Act justified or are our civil rights being eroded?

    2. Write down keywords and/or phrases associated with your topic.

    3. Do a few exploratory searches in WebCat using the different strategies you were shown.

    4. Look at your results. Which kind of search (and which combination of keywords) gave the most relevant results?

  7. Please give me feedback!

JC last updated 10/04/07

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