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Use the library catalog to find books and other resources

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How do I find and check out books and other materials at Stitt Library?

How to Find a Book at Stitt Library (PDF)

This presentation explains how to find books and other materials at Stitt Library.

How to Renew a Book at Stitt Library

This webpage will show you step-by-step how to renew books online at Stitt Library. 

Online Information About Your Library Transactions (PDF)

This Stitt Library presentation helps you to understand the many feature of your online catalog account.

Stitt Library Maps (PDF)

Use these maps to find your way around Stitt Library. 

Finding Sermons at Stitt Library (PDF)

This handout will help you to locate sermons at Stitt Library.

Where do I go if Stitt Library does not have what I am looking for?

Partner Libraries (PDF)

In this Stitt Library presentation, learn about the various libraries in Austin that can assist you with your research.

What is the difference between a library catalog and a database?

Databases vs. Catalog (PDF)

This Stitt Library tutorial will walk you through the major differences between the library catalog and our subscription databses, as well as show you how to access both resources.

What is the difference between keyword searching and subject searching?

Keyword vs. Controlled Vocabulary Searching (PDF)

This Stitt Library tutorial explains the difference between searching using keywords and controlled vocabulary.  It also demonstrates how you can combine the two for more effective searching.

Keyword Searching Tips (PDF)

This handout of tips will help you to become a stronger keyword searcher. 

What is Boolean searching?

Searching Effectively Using AND, OR, NOT (Colorado State University)

This tutorial from Colorado State University Libraries explains to users how to use Boolean logic (AND, OR, NOT) to construct effective search queries. 

Boolean Searching (University of Alaska - Fairbanks)

This webpage from the University of Alaska - Fairbanks concisely outlines what Boolean searching is and how it can be of use to you. 

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