Searching the Catalog by Title
Hello, you're watching "how to find a book when you know the title," my name is Lauren Pressley and I'll show you how to do it. Right now we're at the Z. Smith Reynolds library. You can see that the URL is zsr.wfu.edu. Across the top of the page you see several tabs and in order to find a book by its title, you'll choose catalog. Once you're in the catalog you're taken straight to the basic search page, which is great because it's already set on title. What we're looking for is "sophies choice," you can notice that punctuation doesn't matter, there's no apostrophe there, you can notice that uppercase and lowercase don't matter. What does matter is that you leave off words in the front of the title like "the, an, or they." So we've selected title, we'll click search and now you can see that we have 3 different titles named sophies choice. One is part of the media collection, so that's a DVD. One is in the rare books department, so it's a book but you can only get it during business hours when rare books is open, and one is in the ZSR main stacks which means it's in the regular library available for check out. You can also see the call numbers for the different books in case you need to find them. And, if you wanted to check out a book, you can see here that the one in the main stacks is checked in. So, that's how you find a book when you know a specific title that you're looking for. If you have any questions please ask a librarian. You can contact us at zsr.wfu.edu/ask.