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Exercises: Searching the OPAC with JAWS For Windows - continued
Exercise: Performing a Search by Subject
Complete the following eight steps to search for books by subject.
You will search for books categorized as Best Sellers - 1990-1999.
- Press Insert-T to verify that the focus is on the main OPAC search page. JAWS will tell you that you are on the Online Public Access Catalog page. Then, press Ctrl-Home to move the focus to the top of the page.
- Press the Tab key to move to the Media for Subject Search combo box.
- Press Enter to activate the JAWS Forms mode. Then, select Braille option by pressing the Down Arrow key until JAWS announces, "Braille."
- Press the Tab key once to move the focus to the Subject combo box.
The Subject combo box lists over 800 subjects. You can use the Up or Down Arrow keys to review each subject sequentially or type a letter to move directly to subjects beginning with that letter.
- Select the "Best Sellers - Fiction, 1990-1999" subject by pressing "B" until JAWS announces, "Best Sellers - Fiction, 1990-1999".
- Press Alt-O to activate the OK Button.The OPAC will begin the search.
When the search is complete, a results page listing Braille Best Sellers, - Fiction, 1990-1999 is displayed.
- Press Ctrl-Home to move the focus to the top of the page.
Then, press the Down Arrow key repeatedly to review the results list.
You will not select and review bibliographic data for a book from this list.
- Return to the main OPAC page by pressing Alt-Left Arrow once. (You can press Insert-T to verify that the focus is on the main OPAC search page. JAWS will tell you that you are on the Online Public Access Catalog page.) You are now ready to perform another search.