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Library Guide - Searching the RRC Library Catalogue

The Library Catalogue lists the books, periodicals, videos, streaming media, etc. that we have catalogued regardless of where they are physically located.

Searching the Catalogue

  1. Go to the Library's home page at http://library.rrc.ca
  2. Perform a quick search by typing in a word or phrase. (Punctuation, case, and word order are ignored.)
  3. To access all functions click on Visit our Catalogue.

Basic Search

To perform a Basic Search:

  1. Type in the search term(s) you want to find in the Search field. (Punctuation, case, and word order are ignored.)
  2. Keyword searches allow using quotes to search a phrase, + to mark an essential term, * to mark an important term, or ? to truncate a word.
  3. The Within: drop down list allows you to select title, author, etc.
  4. Select from the Limit To: list to search for only certain types of items.
  5. Click the Search button to begin your search.

Advanced Search

Advanced search finds records using keywords located anywhere in a record, or only in specific fields.

To perform an Advanced Search:

  1. Type in the search term(s) you want to find in the Search field. (Punctuation, case, and word order are ignored.)
  2. Select any of these, all of these, or as a phrase from the dropdown list to identify how multiple words entered in the search are to be combined.
  3. Select a different index from the Within: drop-down list to narrow or widen the scope of your search.
  4. You may continue adding to your search by selecting a Boolean operator (AND, OR, or NOT) and adding more terms.
  5. Select from the remaining fields to optionally limit your search by the available criteria.
  6. Click the Search button to begin your search.

Course Reserve Search

The Course Reserve Search allows you to easily find materials that Instructors have set aside for your class.

Select from the drop down lists of available instructors, departments, courses and sections. If you're unsure of some of the information, you may leave it blank. Click the Search button.

Our Reserve Collection is located behind the Circulation Desks at both Libraries.

Media Search

To find media items:

  1. Go to the Library's main page at http://library.rrc.ca
  2. Click on Basic Search in the Search our Catalogue box to go to the Library’s online catalogue.
  3. Set the Limit to: option to Videos or Streaming Video.
  4. Type in your search word(s) and click on Search. Only the selected media will be retrieved.

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