TEXT VERSION Home | Webmail | Student Information System | Library | Policies | Employment Opportunities
SUNY Old Westbury spacer
Prospective Students Current Students Faculty and Staff Alumni Visitors
SUNY College of Old Westbury library
spacer
spacer About Old Westbury Academics Admissions Campus Offices Library Campus Life Athletics Directory
spacer
Library
Library Services
Online Databases
Online Catalogs
Internet Guides
Tutorials
   Finding Books
   Finding Articles
   Finding Websites
   Using Reference
   Citing Sources
   Evaluating Information
   Library of Congress Subject Headings

My Menu
spacer spacer spacer
spacer
Admissions
Financial Aid
Registrar
College Catalogs
Course Schedules
General Education
About Old Westbury
Majors & Minors
On-Line Tour
Life On Campus
Visiting Old Westbury
Campus Map
Campus Events
Bookstore
Athletics
Marcus Avenue Daycare
spacer
spacer spacer spacer

Search
  Home > Library > Tutorials > Finding Books

Finding Books

You use the Online Catalog to locate books, journals, audivisual media and other materials at Old Westbury. Before you begin your search it is often a good idea to first consult the Library of Congress Subject Headings, a four volume set located at the Reference Desk. These books provide an alphabetical list of subject headings which correspond to subject headings used in the Online Catalog.

If you already know an Author or Title that you would like to find you can simply select either option and begin your search.

You might also want to try a Keyword search where you can combine two or more subject terms by using boolean operators such as and, or and not.

Once you have selected the type of search and entered your terms you click on search and a results list will appear indicating how many citations were found. Each citation provides bibliographic information such as author, title, publisher and date as well as indicating the location, call number and status of the item.

Once you have written down the location and call number of the item you can enquire at the Reference Desk near the main entrance to the Library to find out where a book is located in the Library.

 


Ask a Librarian


    Library Administration
    516-876-3156


    Reference and Instructional Services
    516-876-3151


    Circulation and Access Services
    516-876-3150


    Media Services
    516-876-3155


    Curriculum Materials Center
    516-876-3429


    Catalog & Systems
    516-876-3154


    Acquisitions & Periodicals
    516-876-3164


spacer  
SUNY College at Old Westbury, P.O. Box 210, Old Westbury, NY 11568-0210 - (516) 876-3000
Privacy Policy   Internal Controls