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SKILLS: WYLDCAT Skills Checklist

January 2015


Minimum Requirements

  1. Know how to perform a search.
  2. Understand the difference between keyword and browse searches (see WYLDCAT Search Tips).
  3. Know how to utilize the advanced search options.
  4. Be familiar with the options such as Kids Search available on the root bar.
  5. Be able to navigate using the tool bar.
  6. Be able to determine the location and status of an item.
  7. Know how to retrieve more information about the item using the 'More content' and 'catalog record' features.
  8. Know how to link to enriched content features such as author biographies, summaries, reviews, etc.
  9. Know how to use search options links to find similar items, more by the same author, or browse nearby items on the shelf.
  10. Know how to use the 'My List' function to mark records for emailing or printing.
  11. Know how to place a hold on an item.
  12. Know how to review account information and renew materials.
  13. Be familiar with other functions in 'My Account' such as 'Request my PIN', 'Change my PIN', and 'Change my Address.'
  14. Be familiar with enriched content such as best sellers and recommended reading.
  15. Know how to access context sensitive online help available in WYLDCAT.
  16. Know when to contact the WYLD Office when other helps don't help.


Intermediate Requirements

  1. Be able to create searches using Boolean operators (see WYLDCAT Search Tips).
  2. Know when to use an exact phrase search (see WYLDCAT Search Tips).
  3. Know how to use the Journal Lookup aka eJournal Portal service to find full text availability for journals.
  4. Know how to find print journal availability using the Wyoming Union List of Periodicals.


Expert Requirements

  1. Know how to use the SirsiDynix customer resources via the SD Support Center. Contact the WYLD Office for access.



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