How To Use the Subject Guides

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==What is a Subject Guide?==
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==Subject Guides Overview==
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The subject guides are all created by SJCPL librarians.  They were created to help our patrons:
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*Our Subject Guides were created to help you find information quickly and to find more sources to learn about a subject
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*Learn about a subject  
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*They are created and maintained by SJCPL staff.
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*Discover library events and materials
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*Most of the organizations listed here are local to Michiana or are government agencies.
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*Enjoy reading about a hobby/subject of interest
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==How can I Comment?==
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==Finding Subject Guides==
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If you don't see a topic you're interested in, or have a comment or suggestion to make about a topic, please let us know!
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*View the [[Main Page]]
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*Click on the discussion tab at the top of the screen (to the right of the article tab).
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*Click on the "add your comment" tab.
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*In the Subject/headline box, enter the topic of your comment.
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*In the large box underneath, type your comments.
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*Click the "Save page" button underneath the large box to post your comments.
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==How do I find Subject Guides?==
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You can find Subject Guides in a number of ways:
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*Browse the list of guides on the [[Main Page]]
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*Search by keyword
*Search by keyword
*[[Special:Categories|Browse by category]]
*[[Special:Categories|Browse by category]]
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==Searching Subject Guides==
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===How can I search the Subject Guides?===
 
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To search:
 
*Click inside the "search" box in the frame on the left side of the screen.
*Click inside the "search" box in the frame on the left side of the screen.
*Type in your search words.
*Type in your search words.
*Click on "Go" to search.
*Click on "Go" to search.
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*The search box searches the SJCPL Subject Guides only. 
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====What do the search results mean?====
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==Subject Guide Search Results==
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The search box searches the SJCPL Subject Guides only. 
 
*Under "Page Text Matches," the Subject Guides with the words you searched for will appear in a numbered list.
*Under "Page Text Matches," the Subject Guides with the words you searched for will appear in a numbered list.
*Under the name of each Subject Guide will appear the context in which the search words were found.
*Under the name of each Subject Guide will appear the context in which the search words were found.
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*Click on the Subject Guide name (it will be displayed in a green color) to view the Subject Guide.
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*Click on the Subject Guide name (it will be displayed in a blue color) to view the Subject Guide.
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===What is a Category?===
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A category is a list of Subject Guides that have something in common.  For example, [[Genealogy]], [[Crafts]], and [[Cooking]] are in the Hobbies Category because they're all activities that people do for fun. You can browse by category by either clicking on the category at the bottom of a guide, or by clicking on [[Special:Categories|Browse By Category]] in the navigation menu.
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===How do I browse the Subject Guides?===
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To browse all the Subject Guides, take a look at the list on the [[Main Page]], or click [[Special:Allpages|See All Guides]] in the navigation menu.
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==Contact the SJCPL Staff==
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*[http://www.sjcpl.org/contact/ Call, email, or IM us!]
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Last Updated By: --[[User:Maire|Maire]] 15:02, 7 December 2005 (EST)
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Latest revision as of 18:13, 15 May 2012

Contents

Subject Guides Overview

  • Our Subject Guides were created to help you find information quickly and to find more sources to learn about a subject.
  • They are created and maintained by SJCPL staff.
  • Most of the organizations listed here are local to Michiana or are government agencies.

Finding Subject Guides

Searching Subject Guides

  • Click inside the "search" box in the frame on the left side of the screen.
  • Type in your search words.
  • Click on "Go" to search.
  • The search box searches the SJCPL Subject Guides only.

Subject Guide Search Results

  • Under "Page Text Matches," the Subject Guides with the words you searched for will appear in a numbered list.
  • Under the name of each Subject Guide will appear the context in which the search words were found.
  • Click on the Subject Guide name (it will be displayed in a blue color) to view the Subject Guide.

Contact the SJCPL Staff

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