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Searching the Catalog: Anatomy of a Search Result

A guide to searching the Legal Research Center catalog, analyzing your results, and searching for specific types of resources.

Anatomy of a Search Result

Anatomy of a Search Result


  1. Title – click on this to bring up the full record of an item.  In the full record you can see all information, including subject headings and notes.
  2. Location – tells you which of the 4 libraries the item is located in, as well as the section you will find it.
  3. Call # - the exact location of the item.  Clicking on this link brings up a list of nearby items (good for browsing a subject to find related items).
  4. Status – tells you whether an item is available to check out, checked out, for in-library use only, etc.
  5. Item type – an icon indicating the type of item (book, DVD, electronic resource, etc.)
  6. Save box – check this box to mark the record, then click “Save Marked Records” at the top of the page.  Once you’ve created a list of saved records, go to “View/Export Records”, where you can e-mail the list, export it to EndNote/Refworks, or save it to disk.