How to Research: A Tutorial
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Author: The author (last name first), followed by his/her year of birth and year of death (if deceased).
Title: The title of the work followed by the authorís name.
Pub Info: The place of publication, name of the publisher, and date.
Available Online: Links to additional information about the item. If the item is an e-book, another electronic source, a website, or a streaming video, there will be a link to the electronic version here.
Description: A physical description of the item including the number of pages.
Bibliography: Indicates if the book contains a bibliography and/or an index.
Contents: This space may contain the Table of Contents or a Summary of the book. This information is not always provided.
Subject: The Library of Congress Subject Headings assigned to this item. Subject headings can be used to find other books about the same topic.
Location: Where the item is kept in the library. RVCC Circulating Books are on the 2nd floor. RVCC Reference Books are on the first floor. RVCC Reserves Collection is kept at the Check Out desk.
Call #: The Library of Congress Call Number. You will need this information to find the item on the shelf.
Status: This tells you if the item is available. A Due Date in this spot indicates the item is checked out.
Additional Info/Reviews & More image: If this link is available, click it to get more information, including a summary, table of contents, or book review.
Find more info/Other Resources: Provides links to related resources outside of the library catalog, like databases or websites.