Topic: Searching Methods
The OPAC offers you many different ways to find books in the Library's holdings. The OPAC's search page allows you to perform searches based on one of five criteria: author, subject, word in a title, title, or narrator. Additionally, you can restrict your search to just one media (Braille, cassette, record, large print, e-text, or video) or all media.
You will begin each search by selecting the media. You may select one option from the list of media. These media options are available:
- Cassette, including NLS cassettes (RC) and locally produced cassettes
- Disc, both rigid and flexible (RD and FD)
- Large print
- Braille, both NLS (BR) and locally produced
- Electronic Text
- Descriptive Videos
The All option is selected by default. (With this option, the OPAC will list all materials available for the search words, regardless of the media.) You can reduce the results list by specifying the media you prefer. Conversely, you can increase the number of results by not specifying a media.