Library Demos


Introduction to Databases
Brief introduction to what library databases are and how to use them to get focused results.
Database accounts and folders
This program outlines the basics of using database folders and addresses some things to consider when saving materials online.

Finding Library Resources

Introduction to TOPCAT
This program introduces the library's catalog, TOPCAT. Instructional segments include logging into TOPCAT, and how to effectively search and refine results.
Understanding Call Numbers
Understanding how to read a call number is essential for finding items on the Library's shelves. These short animations will demonstrate how to read and understand the elements of the Library of Congress call number system used at the Stritch Library.

Interlibrary Loan

Introduction to ILLiad
How to use the Library's online interlibrary loan tool, ILLiad to request materials not held by the Stritch Library or by members of the SWITCH consortium.