Getting Started in the Library

Most people use the library for the following:

1. To find a book they already know they want;

2. To learn more about a topic they’re interested in;

3. To research a question they’ve already formulated.

 

To find a book you already know you want, use the library catalog.

To learn more about a topic you’re interested in, use the appropriate subject guide, or contact your subject librarian.

To research a question you’ve already formulated, use the appropriate catalog or index. [hint: in the sciences, start with the appropriate subject index; in the humanities, start with the library catalog.]