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The default search in the UTC Library catalog is a keyword search. Think of it like searching Google: whatever terms you put into the search bar, the Library will search titles, authors, subjects, summaries, and more at the same time. You will start your search either in the Library search widget or from the catalog search bar. Just type in title, author, subject, or combination of these and hit Search. Your results will appear, sorted by relevance. To get a call number, click "Availability" under the resource you want. You can also limit your search by format using facets and sort by date, title, or author.

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To find movies, search by keyword and then select the "Movies" facet on the left.

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Effortlessly switch between the UTC Library system, other area libraries, or libraries worldwide using the handy drop-down menu located just beneath the search bar. Our local holdings will still rise to the top of your results.

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You can access your library account by clicking 'UTC Library Account Sign In' in the upper-right corner of the catalog. Important: If this is your first time in the new catalog, you must select "Establish password for the first time" to access your account.

Library Account Sign-In Screenshot

To take full advantage of the new Library catalog, you will want to create an account with WorldCat. Your WorldCat account is free, private, and you won't be put on any mailing lists.

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Once your account is created, you will be able to add books to lists, create tags, share with students and faculty, and more!

When using the new catalog off-campus, you may be prompted to enter your UTCID and password. If you do not have a UTCID and password, just click on "Continue as guest". Searching as a guest still gives you access to all of our physical holdings (i.e., books, movies, etc.) as well as information about thousands of articles. However, a UTCID is required to access electronic articles discovered in the new catalog.Off-Campus Log In Screenshot

How to get the most from our new catalog — from the basics to more advanced features.

Don't hesitate to ask a librarian for help if you need it: we're happy to cover the new catalog in more detail. Call us at (423) 425-4510, leave a note via our contact form, or stop by the reference desk.