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Catalog Plus: FAQs

This guide provides an overview and tips for the SCAD Libraries Catalog Plus.

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About SCAD Libraries Search

The SCAD Libraries have implemented a new search tool - Catalog Plus .  This search tool allows you to conduct a quick and comprehensive search across the majority of the library's collections - books, videos, and e-resources such as articles, theses, ebooks, and SCAD digital collections, such as the Don Bluth Animation collection.

Users may still search the library catalog and within resources directly (from the database page).

Frequently Asked Questions

These are frequently asked questions about SCAD Libraries Catalog Plus. If you do not find the answer to your question, contact the reference desk (contact information at left).

Q. Can I limit my search to just books?

A. Yes.  From the left side menu, click on Book/ebook under Content Type. To find only ebooks, select Full Text Online under Content Type. 

Q. Can I limit my search to only items at my library?

A. Yes.  From the left side menu, scroll down and click on Library LocationSelect the library location you prefer.

Q. Can I search all SCAD Libraries resources with this tool?

A. No.  At this time, approximately 80% of the SCAD Libraries resources can be searched.

Q. Can I limit my search to just articles?

A. Yes.  From the left side menu, select Newspaper Article, Journal Article, or Magazine Article (or all three) under Content Type.

Q. Can I limit my search to scholarly or peer-reviewed articles?

A. Yes. From the right side menu, select Scholarly and Peer-Review or Peer-Review under Refine Your Search. Select only one. 

Q. Can I specify a date range for my search?

A. Yes. From the left side menu, use the slider bar or enter a date range under Publication Date.

Q.  The results I'm getting aren't in the right subject area.  What can I do?

A.  From the left side menu, narrow your search using the Discipline and Subject Terms.

Q.  I only want resources in English.  How do I do this? 

A.  From the left side menu, click on Language, then select English.

Q.  I know what resource I want to search.  Can I still just search that resource only? 

A.  Yes.  Simply go to the Databases by Title page and select the resource you wish to search.  Remember, you can bookmark these resources for future use.

Q.  Can I get the citation for results I want to keep? 

A.  Yes.  Hover or click on the item you are interested in, then click on the Citation button. 

Q.  Can I e-mail individual results to myself or someone else?

A. Yes.  Hover or click on the item you are interested in, then click on the E-mail button.

Q.  Can I save my searches?

A.  No.  At this time, Catalog Plus does not allow for searches to be saved.