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Library Catalog

The WMRHS Card Catalog is contained on an online database which is available to anyone with an internet connection. Here Patrons can search to find the location of any of the 8,600 resources available to them. 

WMRHS Card Catalog Searching Tips

  • When looking for known materials by title or author, use "Basic Search" window. 
    • Insert word or phrase then click box for type of information provided. (Pressing enter will initiate a Keyword Search.
  • When doing research or looking for materials on a topic, use "Advanced Search" window. 
    • Use first search box for Subject Heading. (Switch drop down menu to Subject Heading.)
    • Favor broad subject headings and terms due to the relative small size of the collection. 
  • Avoid using the back button in your browser. Use "Refine Search" and "Search trail" located in upper left of search area instead. 
  • Use Card Catalog as a guide to find common Dewey Call Numbers, but going to shelf and browsing can often lead to best results. 

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Collection's Organization:

The WMRHS Library collection is arranged primarily by the Dewey Decimal System. There are special collections of Fiction and New Hampshire material located in special locations. 

Special Features of WMRHS Cataloging: 

Dewey Classification: 
  • Mostly taken to 2 decimal places. 
  • Cutter Number (First three Letters of Author's Last Name. 
  • Publication Date added as Additional Cutter Line. 
  • Fiction section arranged by First 3 Letters of Author's Last Name. 
  • Cutter line 1 Author's First Initial or Series Abbv. 
  • Publication Date added as last Cutter Line. 
  • Biography Section arranged by First 3 Letters of Subject's Last Name. 
  • Publication Date added as Cutter Line.