Library Demos


Accessing the Library

SWITCH and TOPCAT
What is SWITCH?  What is TOPCAT?  This video will introduce the SWITCH Library Consortium and it's online catalog, TOPCAT.  Learn what resources are available to you as a member of the Stritch community.

Databases

Introduction to Databases
Brief introduction to what library databases are and  how to use them to get focused results.
Using Find It
The Find It button is a tool for finding the full text of materials.  It appears in the Library's databases when the full text of an item is not available in the database you're searching.  This short video describes it's functionality and how it can work with the ILLiad interlibrary loan tool.

Finding Library Resources

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.
Using Find It
The Find It button is a tool for finding the full text of materials.  It appears in the Library's databases when the full text of an item is not available in the database you're searching.  This short video describes it's functionality and how it can work with the ILLiad interlibrary loan tool.