We're a long way from the old card catalog and those creaky 1980s computers, folks. Say hello to the new, 21st-century BMCC Library catalog! All the books, DVDs, music and more in our collection are even easier to find and use now. Click here for a look at searching in the new system!
On the library's website, near the middle of the page and right beneath our latest blog entry, you will see the "Quicksearch Our Catalog" feature
To quickly and easily search for items at the BMCC Library, enter a search term in the empty field and click the "Search" button.
You can also click the green "Quicksearch Our Catalog" link to go to the catalog's search screen. (It's the same idea as our quicksearch field, just with different graphics.)
For even more search options, click the "Advanced Search" link to get really specific about what you're looking for.
The results page lists all items in the BMCC Library that matched your search terms.
(Because we did a KEYWORD search on "rodeo," our results list includes items that have the word "rodeo" anywhere in their description.)
As you scroll through the results page list, you can see basic info for each item: the title, author, and frequently a cover image.
To see more info on an item, click its title link.
On the detailed information page you can see important information for the item, including:
Citation information (title, author, publisher, and year published)
The call number, so you can find it on the shelf
The status of the item
In the details section you can see more in-depth info about the item
Use the subject links here to find more items on similar topics
To return to your results list, click the "Back" button on your web browser or the "My search results” link on the left side of the page.
To search again, just enter your new search terms in the box at the top of the screen.
You can also click on the "Home" or "Advanced Search" links on the left side of the screen to go to a catalog search screen.
At the catalog search screen you can search again through the BMCC Library's catalog.