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How to read a catalog record.

As you can see below, a record in the catalog contains a lot of useful information:


catalog record


It contains information about the author, title and publisher:


catalog record


location, call number and availability, or status of the item:


catalog record


and subject information about the item:


catalog record


This subject information can be very helpful to you as you search for items in the library. In addition to giving you an idea of the content of the book you are looking at, this information can provide additional ways to search. We’ll take a look at subject searching in the following sections after we cover author and title searching.

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The University Libraries consist of the Robert L. Carothers Library & Learning Commons in Kingston, the URI College of Continuing Education Library in Providence, and the Pell Marine Science Library at the Narragansett Bay Campus.