During the renovation, take advantage of the library catalog’s features that allow you to browse the collection virtually by call number or to examine the contents of a book via the table of contents or Google Preview.
Virtual browsing allows you to see the collection in call number order, whether the item is checked out or available, whether it is a print book or e-book or DVD, and whether it is located in the regular collections or in Special Collections.
The library catalog provides two methods for browsing by call number, both available in the Classic Catalog, which is accessible via Summon@DU or the default keyword search under “Books & More.”
Below is a search in Summon@DU on the topic frankenstein film adaptations:
When you find a book title that is of interest to you, click on the title:
Once in the Classic Catalog, click on the either the call number or the virtual shelf browser to see the items in call number order:
Here are the results in text version by call number order:
and in the virtual shelf browser:
To access the record for the item, click on the call number or the book cover, depending upon which way you choose to browse. Use the “Request It” button in the catalog record to order the item you wish to see. You can order as many items as you wish, and then can decide which you want to check out once you examine them in person at Penrose@Driscoll.
Under “Books & More,” you can search using the default keyword search box, OR click on the “Classic Catalog” link to go directly to that version of the catalog:
To access the Classic Catalog record via the Books & More keyword search, click on the title of the item you wish to see and then click on Classic Catalog on the left side of the screen:
Whenever possible, we also include the tables of contents of the book, as well as links out to Google Preview. These features are available both in the default keyword search screen and in Classic Catalog:
If we have the book both in print and online, browse the e-book and then, if you wish to use the print version, use “Request It.”