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Life & Mission of Jesus - Connelly: Books

Search the Catalog

Search for books on the IndyPL website. Remember to filter the location to BREBEUF to see on-site items only or search unfiltered to see what is available at the numerous library branches.

If you locate an item that is at Brebeuf, please DO NOT put it on hold.  Get it directly off the shelf or ask a librarian to help you.  Putting a Brebeuf item on hold will only cause a delay in getting your source.

You can place IndyPL materials on hold with your library card for delivery to Brebeuf.  Be aware that materials cannot be guaranteed to arrive before you'll need them for your class timeline and/or due date so make sure to check availability of items before placing a hold.  Follow the directions on how to do that in the Making a Request box below.

Placing a Hold

Before you make a request on an item, you want to make sure it will meet your need, especially when time is of the essence.

Things to Check When Making a Request/Placing a Hold 

1.  Click on title or cover image to enter detailed record.

2. Determine type of source and if it will meet need.                                                        

  • Is it a book, ebook, DVD?
  • Is it a juvenile book?  
    • How many pages?
    • Is there a "j" before the call number?
    • Did you look at any Enhanced Content, i.e. Table of Contents

3. Check the # of requests on item.
    (Find this info under the cover image and above the green Make Request button) 

4.  Scroll to Item Availability section.

  • How many copies are available? Is the item from a library branch or a school?
    • Sometimes getting a book from a school can be challenging.

5.  If an item is appropriate and available, make the request.


Subject Searches vs. Keyword Searches

What's the difference between subject searches and keyword searches?

A keyword search looks for one or more specific words in the title and notes about a book.These searches are very helpful in getting started, but they won't necessarily give you a list of all the books in the library about your topic. 

A subject search is more focused and finds all the books in the library listed under standardized subjects (which means they are the same from one library to the next). However, you have to know exactly the right subject words.  

Starting with a keyword search and then using subject searches can help you zero in on the target. Standardized subjects can be found within the detailed record of a book.

Quoted from:
Elliott, Rebecca S. and James Elliott. Painless Research Projects. New York: Barron's,1998. p 62.