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How To Search Our Catalog
 
There are several ways to search our catalog:
 
1. Perform a search of all product categories
 
If you are not sure where to find the item you are looking for, perform a search of all product categories. In the top left corner of your browser, there is a search window labeled "Search our catalog." Enter a word or two of the item you are looking for and click on the "Find It!" button. You will be presented with a list of products that match your request.  The list is sorted by product type (books, music, etc.).

The search window looks like this:

 
Search window example
 
Note that this search is performed on the product title. If you want to search for a book by author or music by artist, you will need to perform a search within a specific category as shown below.
 
2. Restrict a search to items in a primary category.
 
If you know the primary category of the product you are looking for, the best way to search is by using the search window specific to that category. First, go to the category you wish to search — use the pull-down list in the upper right corner of the browser, select the category, and click on the "Go!" button. 
 
Primary category pull-down selector
 
A search window will appear in the yellow column on the left side of your browser.  Enter a word or two of the item you are looking for and click on the "Find It!" button. Your search will be restricted to items  in that category. This type of search is most effective when searching books and music. Note that for books and music, you have the option of searching by author/artist or title.  The category search windows look like this:
 
Category search window
 
3. Browse the product index.
 
If you're really not sure what you are looking for and you don't want to wade through lots of pages and graphics, then click on the "Index" button at the top of the page. This will bring up a page of links to the index for each product category. Each index page will list every item in the category with a direct link to each item. Very efficient.
 
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