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Discovery Catalog User's Guide: Navigating the Homepage

On the home page of the Discovery Catalog, you will see a main Search Bar, similar to many standard internet search engines. You can search for items using this search box, or you can use the Advanced Search option below the magnifying glass. 

The home page is also where you can sign into your Library Account, using your Net ID and password. The Sign In option is in the upper right corner of the screen. To the left, you will see a dropdown menu of Library Links, which includes the Libraries' homepage, the Ask-an-FDU-Librarian form, information on Remote Access, the Research Guides created by our librarians, and Journal Locator.   

Below these, you will see links to Course Reserves and My Items. Course Reserves is where you will go to look up the items on reserve in the library for your course. My Items allows you to save items you search for and the searches you conduct as you go.