From What’s the Big Idea?, we’ll go with the example of inventor Lewis Latimer, an African-American associate of both Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell.
In your library’s online catalog, bring up the Subject Keyword search option, which might look like this —
In this case, just type in Lewis Latimer and click the Search button, and here’s what you get:
In these search results, you can see not only that there are two relevant titles available, but also that one of them is specifically geared toward younger readers — the one with a “J” for “Juvenile” in the Call Number.
Click into the record for this title and you get a little more information about the book itself —
— but also the really important details about where you can find it:
Ah, but what if you want to find a book that your library may not have? We’ll cover that next time.
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