Step 2: Type Your Search Terms
Type your search terms in the search box. See below for tips on different ways to search.
There are several ways to search the Library Catalog:
Keywords: Keywords are the important words in your research. capitals not necessary
marin history books about the history of Marin County
gender science education books about differences between genders in science education
social responbility business books about corporate responsibility, business ethics, etc.
Author: Last name first; capitals and commas not necessary
obama barack (This search would find books by Barack Obama)
Subject: Avoid subject searches unless you know or can guess the exact, official wording of the subject heading
Obama, Barack (This search would find books about Barack Obama)
Library of Congress Classification System: If you know your subject's Library of Congress section.
KF8742 Supreme Court
DT87.5 Tutankhamen, King of Egypt -- Tomb.
Step 3: Get the Location and Call Number of the Book
When you see the list of search results, look for the location of the book. This will tell you whether the book is available at the College of Marin (Kentfield or Indian Valley Campus), or at another MARINet Library. You will also need to get the call number for the book. The call number will help you find the book on the shelf.