Back in the day, people used to use a card catalog to find books.
Some of our students have grown up looking for books online, but many remember going to the large, wooden card catalog and flipping through the many cards to find the call number for a particular book. If this is what you remember doing, or if using a library is new to you, regardless of your age, here are some tips on how to find a book in the library.
1.Go the the Library's home page.
2. Click the link that says 'Find Books' (that was easy, right?)
3. Next, choose 'Look for Books at Roosevelt University'
4. On this screen, you can choose to search by author, title, keyword or subject - which is for you to decide. If you already know which book you're looking for search by author or title, but if you're looking for books on a particular subject, for example The Civil War, then use key words or subject searching.
5. When you find the right book, write down (or print out) the Call Number, which will begin with one or two letters followed by a series of numbers - this is how you find the book on the shelf.
Still confused? Ask a librarian for help or send us an email at refdt [at] roosevelt [dot] edu or schlib [at ]roosevelt [dot] edu