Using the Catalog to Look Up A Book
Start by searching in DELCAT Discovery for books, media, and journals held by the University of Delaware as well as items held by libraries around the world. DELCAT Discovery is a new kind of catalog system which combines items held by the University of Delaware Library and items held by libraries around the world. Therefore, using this resource opens up many new collections for you to search. It can be searched simply, as one might use an online search engine, and then results can be manipulated using facets such as author, format, date, or topic.
Searching DELCAT Discovery
You can search by keyword, author, title, or subject in DELCAT Discovery. Searching by subject can be very helpful to focus the results. Look at the subject headings listed in your results to find applicable terms. Below are a few examples of subject headings in plant and soil science.
Note that subject headings often have several additional qualifying subheadings, allowing for very specific description of a book's content. Be sure to click on the "Holdings" link within the item's record to see if the item is checked out of the library, and to locate the item's call number. For more information about how to locate a book in the library, please watch Using A Call Number to Find a Book (video tutorial 2:50 min).