Frequently Asked Questions
How do I locate items in my library?
- Select Catalog on the Library homepage
- Select Library catalog
- Do a title, author, subject, or keyword search in the Library Catalog to locate the item
- Search any part of the catalog record (author, title, notes, etc.) using a Word List (keyword) search, do combination searches, and limit by date
- Write down the call number for the item
- Didn't find it at Marianjoy library? Search Other Catalogs
I have the call number for an item. How do I get it?
- Write down the call number of the item. Each item has a spine label with the Call number.
- Check the location of the item – GEN (General), REF (Reference), RES (Resident), PAT EDU (Patient Education), AUDIO, VIDEO, etc.
- Locate the general subject area of the item as shown by the first letters in the call number - WB for example. The remaining numbers and letters in the call number will lead you to the specific item.
The item I want is checked out. How can I get it next?
- Do a title or call number search in the Library Catalog for the item that you want.
- Click on the item, this will bring the detailed record of the item on the screen. Click on the REQUEST a COPY button that appears at the top of the page.
- Fill out the request form as completely as possible. You will be notified when the item is returned.
- You may access the Library Catalog from here.
What are MeSH Headings?
- MeSH is the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary for indexing articles for MEDLINE/PubMed.
- MeSH terminology provides a consistent way to retrieve information that may use different terms for the same concepts.It consists of sets of terms known as descriptors in a hierarchical structure that permits searching at various levels of specificity. MeSH descriptors are arranged in both an alphabetic and a hierarchical structure.
- For further information go to Mesh Browser Home Page.