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E-LEARN: Evans Library Online Catalog

This Internet-accessible research workshop is designed to introduce students to the wide variety of services and resources available at the Evans Library and through the Library website.

Accessing the Library Catalog - TEXT ONLY

Read a text-only description of the Evans Library Catalog here, or view a version with graphics in the next box.


The Evans Library catalog is your access point to library materials. Here, you can find information about books, titles (e.g. periodicals), government documents, and multimedia material located in the Library.

Use the drop-down menu in the default Search to search all fields, title, author, subject, call number, or others.

Click Advanced Search for more search options.

Limit results by call number, language, format, or date.

Click an item’s title for location and availability information.

Call number locates the item on a shelf.

Location will indicate if an item is checked out.

Subjects are the controlled vocabulary terms for each item. Click these to view all items in the catalog described with the same subject.

View the Description tab for more information about an item.

Cite, Text a call number, or Email information about an item to yourself.

Accessing the Library Catalog - TEXT and GRAPHICS

The Evans Library catalog is your access point to library materials. Here, you can find information about books, titles (e.g. periodicals), government documents, and multimedia material located in the Library. Click through the slideshow below to learn more about the Evans Library catalog.

Hint: Click the full-screen icon at the bottom right of the video to view a much larger version. Remember to press "Esc" on your keyboard to exit the full-screen view.