Welcome to the Guide to Finding Items in the duPont-Ball Library. This page is a step-by-step tutorial for using the new library catalog to find books, videos, government documents, music and more. Use the tabs on the left-hand side of the page for instructions on accessing and saving items you find in the catalog, and using your account.
What is the Catalog?
The catalog is an online record of print and electronic materials held by the duPont-Ball Library. It is useful when you want search for books, videos, government documents, music, and other materials that the library actually has. It is less useful when you want to search for articles from journals or periodicals and items that you can request through Interlibrary Loan.
Here's an image of the search results screen. In the example below, a search for Twitter pulls up 138 items held at Stetson. Use the Selected Filters panel on the left-hand side to narrow results down by format, author, year, language, topic, and more. You can also narrow results down by adding additional search terms in Advanced Search.
Many items include a description underneath the title. Click on Read More to view the full description without leaving the search results page.
Here's an image of the Catalog Advanced Search screen, and some tips for using it.