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Finding Books

You find books in the Library by using the online catalog, IUCAT. There are ten computers configured for using the online catalog system just to the west and south of the Reference Desk. An additional computer is located on the second floor. In addition to being able to search the online catalog in the library, you can also search it at all the campus computer labs, faculty offices, or anywhere you have access to a computer equipped with an internet connection. If you have questions about searching IUCAT, please contact the Reference staff of the IU Northwest Library at 980-6582.

When you connect to IUCAT you will see this screen:

When you enter the IUCAT system (by typing IUCAT and hitting Enter) you have the option of 4 main type of searching:

  • Author
  • Title
  • Subject
  • Keyword

For a general guide to using IUCAT, take a look at this QuickStart Guide to IUCAT.
For a detailed explanations of keyword searching, try Keyword search in IUCAT.