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4.3 Books

Logo for the Hawaii Voyager library catalog
A library catalog is a database which contains the records of all the books, DVDs, and videotapes in a library. Hawai'i Voyager is the online library catalog for all the books in the University of Hawai'i libraries, including the Leeward CC Library. Use the Hawai'i Voyager catalog whenever you want to find books in our library.

Navigating to Hawai'i Voyager catalog from the library's website

Screenshot of the research databases search box with the Hawaii Voyager button highlighted

Basic Search

Under "Research Tools" select Voyager Library Catalog aka Hawai'i Voyager

Screenshot of a Hawaii Voyager search with steps 1-3 highlighted.

1.  A keyword search for homelessness and hawaii.  Voyager automatically adds a Boolean "AND" between individual keywords. 

2.  Leeward CC is the default Quick Limit.  This limit guarantees your searches retrieve items available at our library

3.  Keyword searching is the default search type


Search Results

Partial screenshot of a Hawaii Voyager search results page with steps 4-6 highlighted

4.  The search retrieved six results

5.  Search type, terms, and limits are displayed

6.  Click the title to view the full item record 


Full Item Record

Screenshot of a Hawaii Voyager item record with steps 7-10 highlighted.

7.  Review the full item record for useful information

8.  Subjects are the controlled vocabulary (subject headings) used to classify the item within the Voyager catalog.  Use subject headings for more precise searches

9.  Summary/Abstract and Web Site/Electronic Resource provide further details

10. Get This Item is where you can request a copy from another UH system library 

  • The Intra-System Loan Service (ISL) provides access to multiple copies of a single title.  Make a request for another copy if the Leeward CC copy is unavailable.  Allow a minimum of one week for your request to be available.  Ask a librarian for help in submitting a request.


Holdings

Screenshot of the item holdings showing copies and their locations, step 11

11.  The "Holdings" indicate the number of available copies and their locations throughout the UH system 

  • "Location" indicates the owning library and the location/collection within the library
  • "Call Number" is used to find the book on the shelf
  • "Copy Number" refers to the number of copies owned by the library
  • "Status" indicates current availability