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Find Homework (K-12) Resources: Library Catalog

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You will learn how to use the library catalog to search for both non-fiction and fiction books, audiobooks, DVDs, and more. 

What is a catalog?

library catalog is a listing of all the items held by that library.

shelves of books

You can search for specific items by their title or author, or you can search for items on a specific topic using keywords.

If you need help...

keep calm and ask a librarian

NovaCat Search Tips:

The catalog can be used to search for books and other materials that are available at the NSU libraries. 

  • If you do not find any results, then check your spelling or the fields you searched in.  Selecting different fields will produce different results.
  • If you find too many results, go back and limit your search. Sometimes a search needs to be modified with additional search words, searching only a specific field, adding date limitations, or type of materials.  You can search by keyword, author, title, etc.
  • If you find too few results, go back and expand your search. Consider using synonyms for your search words or try to use professional language or terminology.


Use the library's catalog to search for materials by keyword, author, or title. Click on an entry to view an item's availability, location, and call number.

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Need Help Using the Library?

For general library questions, call (954) 262-5477 or email   |   For research help, make an appointment with a librarian!