Search the online catalog for books, audio-visual material (videos, audios, CDs and DVDs) and magazine titles at the BPCC Library. If you need newspaper or journal articles, search indexes and databases by going to the Databases page.
Search the Online Catalog by:
words or phrase - This searches your terms in every field of the catalog record. In other words, if you search for "kate chopin" the catalog searches the title fields, author fields, publisher fields, etc. This explains why you get results that do not seem to fit.
subject - This searches for your terms in the subject fields only. Use this instead of "words or phrase" when the search retrieves too many items.
author - This searches for your terms in author fields only.
title - This searches for your terms in the title fields only.
series - This searches for your terms in the series fields only. For example, use this search for the series "Opposing Viewpoints".
periodical title - This searches for your terms in periodical title fields only. Use this for finding magazine or journal titles.