Using the CPS Library Search Functions

This week I have been learning, thanks to helpful librarian Christie, how to do very specific searches and refine by subject, resource type, etc.

To get started you will want to go to the CPS Library Web site. I then picked my school from the list, Westinghouse in my case. Using the search bar in the middle of the page, I enter a search term in the LS2 OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog). Since this is an astronomy blog, my first search will be “astronomy.”

I then go to the bar on the right-hand side of the window and select “Subject > Astronomy”

Now I want to have my students look up the list so I log in at the top with my CPS credentials and click on “Save Search” and name the list.

At the bottom, one of the green tabs is “My Saved Searches.” I click on this and then bring up my list. Next to the list I want to use, I can click on the orange RSS feed, which will bring up (in a non-Chrome browser) a URL that I can copy and paste into my blog.

So I can now copy that and post this link on my blog:

Astronomy students: By clicking here you can find a list of books that will help you in the upcoming project.

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