FCPS Middletown Middle School (TLC)
These instructions will help you find what you are looking for in the Middletown Middle School Library
Two Ways to Search: At a Glance
The subject search is more technical and often more accurate. Results on a subject search must have the term somewhere in the official LCSH record.
First we will search in the main search box that shows...
Try searching for a book about a "Cat"
Remember, this is a keyword search.
These are the most common searches. The results will be any material that has the search term anywhere in the record for that material. It could be in the title, summary, description, etc. Sometimes your results may not even be relevant. For example, a book with a character named "Cat" could be part of the results.
See the results...
Now do a "subject search"
All books have subject headings assigned to them by the Library of Congress which is in Washington DC and is the oldest and largest library in our country.
You will need to make sure you spell your search terms correctly. Notice that you need to change the pull-down menu to "Subject."
Search for "Cat" again.
When using a subject search...
Try these search terms to find what you are looking for:
FCPL. "Frederick County Public Library." FCPL. FCPL, 2016. Web. 18 Sept. 2016. <http://www.fcpl.org/>.
FCPS. "FCPS Curriculum Now K-12 Secondary." FCPS Curriculum Now K-12. FCPS, 2016. Web. 14 Sept. 2016. <https://sites.google.com/a/fcps.org/curriculum/?pli=1>.