Carnegie-Stout - IPac Instructions
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Library Record | Online Databases | Newspaper
- Starts with…-A search that begins exactly as it is typed.
(i.e. if you are looking for John Grisham, under Author, you would
type “Grisham”, or “Grisham, J”, or “Grisham, John”). Searches
can be conducted by Author, Title, Serial Title, Series, Subject,
and Kids Title.
- Contains…-A search that “contains” some part of what is
typed. Searches can be conducted by Author, Title, Subject and
Series. Patron can also limit results to a certain collection,
language, or media type. Also, the information can be sorted by
Author, Media, Title, and Publication Date.
- Power Search-A search that lets the patron control the
parameters under which a search is performed. Searches can be conducted
by General Keyword, Author, Name, Title, Subject, Series, Barcode,
Dewey Call Number, ISBN/ISSN Number, and Uniform Title. Patron
can set limits to a certain collection, language or media type.
Also, the information can be sorted by Author, Media, Title, and
- Audio/Visual-A search that goes through all of our Videos,
DVDs, Cassettes, CDs, Cassette Audio Books, CD Audio Books, and
CD-ROMs. Searches can be conducted by Audio Book Title, DVD Title,
Exact Title, and Video Title.
- Recent searches-A listing of all of the searches that have
been performed within that session.
My Library Record Tab
- Overview-After entering library card barcode and PIN, the
Overview should give the patron a general summary of what is happening
on your library card.
- Checked Out-This will give the patron a detailed list of
the items that are checked out to them as well as a list of overdue
or lost items. It will also explain how many times an item has
been renewed and, if the maximum has not been exceeded, allow the
item to be renewed by clicking on the renew button.
- Holds-This tab will give the patron a detailed list of
the items that have been placed on hold by the patron. It will
give an indication of which items are available, and which items
are still on the holds list.
- Fines/Blocks-This tab will give a detailed explanation
of any blocks that are attached to the patron’s library card. Examples
of blocks would be: fines, lost items, holds that are ready to be
picked up, Inter-Library Loans that are ready to be picked up, etc.
If fines are owed, the amount will be viewable under Current Balance.
- Profile-This tab displays the patron’s address, phone number,
and email address. If any of the information is incorrect, simply
click the request change button, and the next time the patron checks
out a book, the circulation staff member will be alerted. Also,
the patron can change their PIN to whatever they want.
Online Databases Tab
The Online Databases tab takes the patron to a listing
of all of the databases that the Carnegie-Stout Public Library subscribes
to. Columbia Grangers’ is for patrons searching for
poetry. Ebsco and Wilson Web Search are
for patrons searching for Periodicals and abstracts. First
Search is for patrons that are searching for Books or Videos
in other libraries. Career Boards is a career guidance
tool. Grant Select is for help in finding and preparing
grants. HeritageQuest is census information, local
histories and genealogical information. The IRS link
is for help with tax forms. LawCheck is a legal reference
guide. Mitchell is for help in auto repair. Newsbank
is for searching newspaper archives. NovelList is a
reader’s advisory service. Reference USA is for obtaining
addresses and phone numbers.
Newspaper Search Tab
- Starts with…-Searches can be conducted by Title and Subject
for articles in the Telegraph Herald from 1998-2001.
- Contains…-Searches can be conducted by Title, Subject and
General Keyword. Also, search items can be sorted by Clubs and
Organizations, Newspaper-Title, Fugitive Facts-Questions, and Q&A-Question.
- Recent searches-A list of all the searches that have been
performed during the session.