Ways to Search the Catalog
You'd think you could enter any topic as a Subject search in the catalog.
However, the Subject search uses standardized terms to organize records
by subject. These are called Library of Congress Subject Headings.
You can also use a subject search to find books about a person or
organization. To begin searching the catalog, go the the college home page, https:www.mdc.edu.
Click MDC Libraries. Click Search the Catalog.
To search for books about a person you can enter his/her name (enter the
last name first) in a Subject search:
morrison toni freud sigmund
Similarly, you can find books about an organization by entering its name
as a Subject search.
american psychological association ford motor company
In the example above, we are searching for the subject Psychology.
When you begin your search in the online catalog, the results may be overwhelming. The include books, e-books, audio-visual materials, and articles. Slso they show all of these at all eight of the MDC campuses. You will wish to refine your search to a particular type of library material and a particular campus.
This is the first screen, before you have entered your subject.
This is the screen after you enter your subject.
Now the screen shows you are seaching for Psychology - All Items at all Miami Dade College Campuses
The last screen shows you are searching for a book about psychology at Wolfson Campus.