North Hall Library

 

How to find Teaching Materials in the MU Catalog

Teaching Materials

What are Teaching Materials? Artifacts, flannel boards, games, kits, manipulatives, models, puppets, realia, and specimens are all Teaching Materials. In North Hall Library, teaching materials are kept in the Closed Stacks. They are kept in the Closed Stacks because the shelves on the first, second, third, and fourth floors were not designed to house the boxes that Teaching Materials are stored in.

MU Catalog and limits

Step 1.  On the Library homepage, click on the MU Catalog/Books tab. Type your topic in the search box. Click the Search button. In the illustration below, the topic is "fractions."

Step 2.  There are 362 results. To limit the results to Teaching Materials, look at the facets on the left under Library Location. Click on Closed Stacks.

Step 3. Selecting “Closed Stacks” narrowed the results to 24.

Step 4. To find the newest materials on your topic, change the Sort by dropdown to Date-Newest as in the illustration below.

Step 5.  Results are now arranged from newest to oldest as in illustration below.

Step 6. To get Teaching Materials from Closed Stacks, give the call number to the person at the Information Desk. They will retrieve it; take it to the Circulation Desk; and help you sign it out.

MU Catalog and keywords

Step 1.  On the Library homepage, click on the MU Catalog/Books tab. Type your topic followed by the keywords "teaching materials" in the search box as in the illustration below. Click the Search button.

Step 2.  Click on Closed Stacks under Library Location. 

Step 3. One of the results is an oversize kit as seen in the illustration below.

Step 4. To find out what is in the kit, click on the title. Look at the Format & Notes as in the illustration below.

Step 5. To get Teaching Materials from Closed Stacks, give the call number to the person at the Information Desk. They will retrieve it; take it to the Circulation Desk; and help you sign it out.