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Full catalogue records

What is a catalogue record and how do I find it?

In addition to the information you see in the list of search results, you can find more in-depth information about an item in its full catalogue record.

Click on an item's title in the list of results to display the full catalogue record.

Understanding catalogue records

What information is in a full catalogue record?

The full catalogue record has more in-depth information about an item, including:

  • DESCRIPTION: information on the physical dimensions of an item; number of pages; inclusion of maps, diagrams, and/or illustrations.
  • CONT/SUM (contents/summary): a brief summary of the item, helping you to gain a greater understanding of its nature and scope.
    • This may include a list of chapters, which helps you understand the structure of the item.
  • LC SUBJECT: lists subject categories the item is catalogued by.
    • Click on the subject heading to find additional materials from this category.
  • CALL NUMBER: this number helps you physically locate an item within a library branch.
  • QR CODE: you can scan this code to keep a digital record of the item.

An example of a full catalogue record is below.

Click on the Title & Author searches tab to proceed to the next section of the module.

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