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OneBook 2017: Born on a Blue Day: Borrow the Book

Librarian's Tip: Successful Catalog Searches

Correct spelling is important; to prevent unnecessary frustration, check your spelling before you hit the search button! Only type the most significant words into the search bar - the more words you type, the less likely you are to get good results. 

Searching SAILS from the BCC Website

When searching for a particular title, type it into the search box as shown below and use the pull down menu to designate Title. This will produce better, more targeted results. For general, topic-driven searches, your best option is to begin with a Keyword search, also called an All Fields search. Ask a Reference Librarian if you need help formulating your search strategy.To ensure best results, all library collections in the SAILS Library Network are searched simultaneously.


Requesting Items via SAILS

Click on the Place Hold link and enter your library barcode and 4-digit pin# to request items be sent to the SAILS library of your choice. Hint: your pin# should be the last four digits of your phone number.