Genevieve Seese Library

Church of the Saviour Library

PATRON GUIDE TO SAFARI

Review by Kathleen Szabo on September 24, 2016

Categories: Reference

PATRON GUIDE TO SAFARI

Navigation in Safari

Near the top of Safari's screen you'll find a horizontal row of tabs to help you navigate to the major
sections of Safari. These tabs are a part of every page in Safari. To move from one section to the next,
simply use your mouse to click a tab.

As you move through Safari, you'll notice that on nearly every screen there is a lightly shaded navigation
bar. The links in the navigation bar allow you to retrace your steps. On some screens you may also
have the option to print or email lists by clicking the corresponding icon.

You have probably discovered by now that Safari's point-and-click interface allows you use Safari just as
you would use any web page. Sometimes you'll notice that as you allow your mouse pointer to pause
over an item, a pop-up message will appear. These messages provide additional information about the
item or option.

Search Panel
The Search panel is featured on the left side of every page in Safari, including the home page.

While performing a search can be as simple as entering one or more search terms and clicking the Go
button, there are many different searching options you can use to maximize your search power. See
section 2. Search, for a complete explanation of Safari's searching capabilities.

Login to Your Account
You can freely search and browse throughout Safari without logging in at all. However, you must first log
in before you can access your account and other personalized features of Safari. You'll find the Login
link in the upper-right of the Safari screen. Click it, and the Login dialog will appear:

Enter the following information:
Patron ID (or full name) - Type in your first and last name.
Password - Type in your password.
Please contact a library staff member for assistance if you aren't sure about your patron ID and/or password

Let's Go!

The following chapters explain how to use Safari:


1. Home
Safari's Home page is the starting point of your journey.

2. Search
Safari's powerful search features will help you to quickly find what you're looking for.

3. Search Results
View and manage the results of your search.

4. Item Detail
See detailed information about a particular item.

5. Explore
Navigate the library's collection by topic.

6. Awards & Honors
Find literary masterpieces covering a wide variety of awards and honors.

7. New in Library
Browse newly added items.

8. Popular Titles
Browse items that are checked out most often from your library.

9. Reading Lists
Browse recommendations by staff members.

10. Library News
See news bulletins, calendar events, and patron reviews.

11. My Account
Access your personal account.

1. Home

Safari's home page is the starting point of your journey! It is designed so that you can find your way around quickly and easily.

2. Search

The search panel is featured on the left side of every page in Safari, including the home page.

As you type in search terms, Safari's find-as-you-type functionality suggests matching keywords and cross references from your library's collection. If you type even the first two or three letters of a word, Safari will
display a menu listing all matching terms from the database. If something catches your eye, or even if you'd
just like to browse through what pops up, then just use the scroll bar or the up and down arrow keys on your
keyboard to choose a term from the list. Click the Go button to perform a search for the selected term.
While performing a search can be as simple as entering one or more search terms and clicking the Go
button, there are many different searching options you can use to maximize your search power.

Search Types

Click the More Search Options link to display the search options menu. This menu allows you to
choose from a variety of different ways to search the catalog, and will transform the search panel
accordingly.

Basic Search
The default search type in Safari, Basic Search searches all keyword terms in your library's
collection. You can use the Search in option to limit the search only to specific authors, titles, or
subject headings.
When searching by author, title, or subject, you will also have the additional option to search by
keyword (within the author, title, series title, or subject fields), or to search for an exact term match.
For example, let's say you were searching titles by keyword for Persia. Your search would return all
results with the word Persia in any place in any title field (i.e. title, subtitle, series title, etc.).
However, if you chose to search for exact term for the same title search, then your search would
return only those results in which the title begins with the word Persia.

MARC Fields

Search in a particular MARC field, or search in all fields of a particular type (author, title, subject).
You will have the option to search by keyword (within the chosen field), or to search for an exact
term match (either the beginning of the field, or the entire field. For example, let's say you were
searching titles by keyword for Persia. Your search would return all results with the word Persia in
any place in any title field (i.e. title, subtitle, series title, etc.). However, If you chose to search for
exact term for the same title search, then your search would return only those results in which the
title begins with the word Persia.

Boolean

Search for any number of keywords using Boolean operators (AND, OR and/or NOT). You can also
choose whether Safari should search for the particular term in all MARC fields, in specific types of
MARC fields (author, title or subject), or in specific MARC fields.

Barcode

Enter a range of barcodes

Call Number

Search your library's collection for any call number range, or just a specific call number

Limit To

When using any of the search types, you can use additional "limit to" options to further refine your
search. You can click each limiter heading to expand or collapse its options.

Material Type

Use this option to limit your search results to display only materials in particular categories, such as Music CD, DVD, etc.

Availability

Check this option to limit your search results to display only materials that are currently available
(not checked out) at your location.

Advanced Searching Techniques:

In any keyword-based search (Basic, MARC Fields), you can search for an exact phrase by enclosing
the phrase in quotation marks. For example, you could search for "we the people" to find that exact
phrase in your library's catalog.
Also, in all keyword-based searches you can use Boolean operators (AND, OR, and NOT) to enhance
your search:
•AND is automatically understood if you enter more than one search term – Safari will search for
results that include all words. For example, searching for cookbook cookie would return only results
that include both "cookbook" and "cookie". You could also search for cookbook AND cookie which
would give the same results.
•OR can be used to search for either one term or another. For example, searching for poetry OR art
would return results for all items with either term in their records.
•NOT may be used in a search string to exclude items with a matching keyword. For example,
searching for poetry OR art NOT music would return results for all items with either "poetry" or "art"
in their records, but would exclude records about music. As an alternative to typing out the word
NOT in your search terms, you can precede the word to exclude with a hyphen. Our example search
could also be entered as poetry OR art -music.

3. Search Results

When you perform any successful search in Safari, you'll be shown a listing of search results. You will also
see similar results when you use any feature in Safari that displays multiple items, such as My Bookbag,
reading lists, new titles, and so forth.

Control Bar
At the top and bottom of each search results list, you'll find a shaded control bar.

The control bar shows the number of results in your search, and also has features that will help you to set
up the search results list according to your own preferences. Available options include:
View - Choose List or Grid. The default view setting is controlled by the library staff. The features in
each view are explained in detail below.
Page controls - If your search generated more than one page of results, you'll be able to navigate
from page to page.
Per page - Set the number of items to be shown per page.
Sort by - Choose the desired sorting setting. The default sort by setting is controlled by the library
staff.

List View

Items appear in a list, and item details can be accessed either by clicking the thumbnail image or title
link. Any keywords from your search that appear will be highlighted. List view shows more details at a
glance than grid view, but shows fewer items per page. The following information is shown in list view for
each item in the search results list:
•Thumbnail image, either of book jacket (if available) or item category icon
•Call number
•Title and subtitle
•Author
•Patron rating
•Item summary
•Color-coded item availability and type
•Add to/Remove from Bookbag button

Grid View

Items appear in a grid, and item details can be accessed either by clicking the thumbnail image or title
link. Grid view shows more items in a single page than grid view, but fewer details at a glance. The
following information is shown in grid view for each item in the search results list:
•Call number
•Thumbnail image, either of book jacket (if available) or item category icon
•Title
•Author
•Patron rating
Additional information about any item will be shown in a pop-up box if you allow your mouse pointer to
pause over any thumbnail image or title link.

This pop-up window includes:
•Title and subtitle
•Author
•Publication information
•Color-coded item availability and type
•Item summary
•Add to/Remove from Bookbag button

Save an Item for Later

To save an item for later retrieval, click the Add to Bookbag button. The item will be added to your
personal bookbag, which you can access by clicking the My Bookbag link in the upper-right of the Safari
screen.
You can also save all of the items from your search to your bookbag. To do this, first move your mouse
pointer over the My Bookbag link in the upper-right corner of the Safari screen. The My Bookbag menu
will then appear. Just click Add All to Bookbag from the menu, and then all of the items from your
search will be saved to your bookbag.

To remove an item from your bookbag, click the Remove from Bookbag button.
At any time you can view the contents of your bookbag by clicking the My Bookbag link in the upper-right
corner of the Safari screen. See section 11.3, My Bookbag for more information on using this handy
feature

Item Details
To view full information about any item, click either the thumbnail image or title. See the next section of
this guide for more on the item detail page.

Return to Results of Previous Search
Once you have left the search results screen, either by viewing item details or by navigating to a different
section of Safari, you can still return to the previous search results. After you perform a search, a lightly
colored bar will appear directly above the search panel.

Just click the link inside this bar to return to your previous search.

Item Detail
To view the full details of any item, simply click the item's title or thumbnail image. You can do this from any
search results list, or anywhere else in Safari that shows a listing of individual items.

4. Item Detail

To view the full details of any item, simply click the item's title or thumbnail image. You can do this from any
search results list, or anywhere else in Safari that shows a listing of individual items.

Basic Information
The upper portion of the item detail screen shows basic information about the item, including call
number, title, author, publisher, and summary. Book jacket images appear here (if available.
On the right side is information about the item's status – whether or not it is available, and what type of
item it is.

Browse Shelf
To see the other titles near this item on the library's shelves, click the browse shelf >> link, which you'll
see on the left side beneath the item image. A pop-up window will appear, showing this item as well as
the titles before and after it in shelving order.

If you click the left and right arrow buttons, then you can browse items that are further back or ahead in
the shelving order. To see additional information about any item, just move your mouse pointer over the
item, then pause for just a second. Click any item to view its item detail page.

Available Actions

Previous / Next - If you are viewing an item from within a list of search results, then you'll see
< Previous and Next > links near the top of the screen, beneath the navigation bar. You can use these
links to browse the results of your search without returning to the entire list.

Reserve / Hold - Click this button to place a reservation or hold on this title. If there are no copies
currently available, then a reservation will be placed, and you will be next in line when a copy is returned
to the library. If there is a copy available, then a hold will be placed on the item, which will notify the
library staff in case someone else attempts to check it out before you. You must be logged in with your
patron account to reserve an item. If you are not yet logged in, then clicking this button will bring up
Safari's login prompt.

Add to Bookbag - Click this button to add this title to My Bookbag, where it is saved so that you may
return to it later. See section 11.3, My Bookbag, for more information on using this handy feature in
Safari.

Remove from Bookbag - If this item has already been saved to My Bookbag, then you can click this
button to remove it from your bookbag. See section 11.3, My Bookbag, for more information on using
this handy feature in Safari.

Rate this title - If you are logged in with your patron account, then you can give this item a rating, from 1
star (lowest) to 5 stars (highest).

Write a review - Click the write a review link to write your own review of this title. Note that this feature
may be disabled by the library staff, or may require you to first log in with your patron account. Safari will
display a form which you should fill out with the information for your review.

In your review, be sure to describe exactly what you want people to know about the title. Was it
fabulous? Was it horrible? Describe the reasons why, and help others to understand why you feel
the way you do about this title. Be sure to select one or more appropriate categories which apply to
the title you are reviewing. These will help other users to find your review more easily.
When you have completed your review, click the Save button. Your review will be submitted to
library staff for publication, and the item detail page will show a message stating that your review is
waiting for publication. These reviews are held in the library database until a member of the library
staff screens them to ensure that the content of your review is suitable and appropriate. Once they
are published, patron reviews are available for all to see. If you have any questions about the review
publishing policies of your library, please contact a library staff member.

Read your review - If you have previously submitted a review for this title that has already been
accepted by library staff for publication, then you can click this link to see your review.

Like (Facebook) - Click this button to "Like" this item in your Facebook profile for your friends to see.

Content Tabs
The lower portion of the item detail screen consists of tabbed panels which contain additional content
about the title. Not all content tabs will appear for all items – in fact, it would be very rare to find an item
showing all possible content tabs. Some of them may be disabled by library staff, some tabs will not
apply to every item, and other tabs may not appear if your library does not subscribe to additional
content.

In most cases, a number of links will appear within the text of content tabs. Clicking these links will
perform a search for related items. For example, if you clicked a subject link for "Wizards--Fiction", then
Safari would perform a search for all items with that subject heading.
Detail
The detail tab includes more bibliographic detail than the basic details (above). The fields included
in this view can be selected by library staff.
MARC
The marc tab shows the entire MARC record. MARC is the standard format for bibliographic detail
stored electronically.
Reviews
The reviews tab shows any available reviews for this title. These include reviews submitted by
library patrons as well as professional editorial reviews.
Awards
The awards tab shows any awards or honors that this title has received.
Contents
The contents tab which shows the table of contents of the title.
Excerpt
The excerpt tab provides an excerpt of the text of the title.
Profile
The profile tab gives profiles of characters, locations, and other information about the title.
Links
The links tab shows electronic links contained in the record. These may include related web sites or
electronic documents stored on the library's network.
Suggestions
The suggestions tab is designed to help you search for related items – titles with the same author,
illustrator, subject, and so forth. You can also find items that were checked out by other patrons at
the same time as this title.

5. Explore

The handy Explore feature in Safari allows you to graphically browse through the library collection by clicking buttons which are associated with topics. To access Explore, just click the Explore tab near the top of the Safari screen.

Your first stop is to the Explore main page, where you'll see several buttons.

Explore Your Library
Here is an example of how you might explore for materials about ancient history:

1. Click on the Browse by Topic button on the main Explore page. The buttons shown on the Browse
by Topic page represent the 10 major Dewey divisions.

2. From the Browse by Topic page, click the History and Geography button.

3. Click the Ancient History button on the History and Geography page.

4. When you click the Ancient History button, Safari then returns a list of search results about ancient
history.

Retrace Your Steps

If you followed the example above, you can see how easy it is to get around Explore – just click buttons
until you are where you want to be. That takes you forward, but what about moving backwards and
sideways? The navigation bar is the answer!
As you move through Safari, you'll notice that on nearly every page there is a lightly shaded navigation
bar in the upper portion of the screen. The links in the navigation bar allow you to retrace your steps. It
always begins with the home icon, and it ends with the title of the current page. For example, as you
move from Safari's home page on to the Explore main page, and then onward to the search results for
"ancient history," the navigation bar would change each step of the way:

At each step along the way, you see that the navigation bar shows links to each of the pages that led you
up to your current location. You can move back to any previous step simply by clicking the appropriate
link.

6. Awards & Honors

Surpass Awards & Honors is designed to help you find the "best of the best" literary masterpieces, covering a comprehensive variety of annual literary awards and honors.

Click the tab to go to the Awards & Honors main page. The main page lists links to each award, as well as links to each year. Recent years appear at the top of the page, and a listing of all years appears beneath.

If you allow your mouse to pause over any of the award links, then a detailed description of that award will
pop up.

Awards & Honors Search Results
Click the link to a year (e.g. 2009) to view all honorees for a particular year, or click the link to an award
(e.g. Newbery Medal) to see all winners of that particular award. You'll be taken to a listing of search
results.
You'll probably notice that the search results screen for Awards & Honors is similar to what you would
find by performing any standard Safari search. However, there are a couple of noteworthy differences.
When searching for awards by year in list view, the awards and honors won will be shown in the list with
the item.

When searching by award, the winners and honorees will be shown by year (both in list view and grid
view).

Awards & Honors Item Detail
To view an award-winning title owned by your library, just click either the thumbnail image or title.
Honored titles will include an awards tab that show the awards won by this title. In the awards tab, you
can click the year or award links to view additional award winners.

The Awards and Honors tab does not list all awards. If there is another award you'd like to search, such as National Book Award, Christianity Today Best Books of the Year, Boston Globe Horn Award, etc. here is how:
Search by Marc Field - 586-Awards Note under More Search Options. Type in the specific award and get the list.

7. New in Library

The New in Library feature in Safari allows you to quickly find the items that are newest to your library's
collection. Click the New in Library tab near the top of the Safari screen.
You'll be taken to a listing of newly added items. At the top of the list you'll find the name of the staff member
who posted the list, as well as the date this list was updated.

You'll probably also notice that the search results for the New in Library list is virtually identical to what you
would find by performing any standard Safari search. See section 3, Search Results, for more information
on using this page.

8. Popular Titles

The Popular Titles feature in Safari allows you to quickly find the items that are checked out most often from your library. Click the Popular Titles tab near the top of the Safari screen.

You'll be taken to a listing of popular items. At the top of the list you'll find the name of the staff member who
posted the list, as well as the date this list was updated.

You'll probably also notice that the search results for Popular Titles is virtually identical to what you would
find by performing any standard Safari search. See section 3, Search Results, for more information on
using this page.

9. Reading Lists

Your library staff has the ability to create and publish custom reading lists of recommended items. Click the
Reading Lists tab near the top of the Safari screen.

You'll be taken to a directory of all reading lists saved by staff members, shown with the name of the staff
member who posted the list, as well as the date posted. These reading lists may optionally be accompanied
by an image and description.

To view a reading list, just click either the list title, or the accompanying image (if there is one). You'll then be
able to see all of the items in this list. You'll probably notice that the list is virtually identical to any standard
Safari search results list. See section 3, Search Results, for more information on using this page.

10. Library News

The Library News page in Safari is designed to help you keep up with the latest announcements and events happening at your library, as well as to find recent reviews submitted by library patrons. To open the Library News page, just click the Library News tab near the top of the Safari screen.

The Library News page is divided into three sections: Bulletins, Calendar, and Recent Reviews.

Bulletins
In the upper portion of the Library News page you'll find bulletins from the library staff. These may be
about particular events, policies, or just notices from the staff. Click the title of any bulletin to read
additional information. Or, you can click the All bulletins... link to view full details about all library
bulletins.

Recent Reviews
Recently submitted patron reviews are shown in the lower portion of the Library News page. Click the
title link to read the full review.

Here you'll see the full review, star rating, name of the reviewer, and the date submitted. If you would like
to view full details of the item, then click either the title link or thumbnail image.

Find More Reviews
To find more patron reviews, start by clicking the Find more reviews... link at the bottom of the Library
News page. You'll then be taken to the Find Reviews search form.

Fill out the form as desired, then click the Search button to find all matching reviews. If there are any
matches for your search, then you can read any review by clicking its title link. You'll then be able to see
the full review, star rating, name of the reviewer, and the date submitted. If you would like to view full
details of the item, then click either the title link or thumbnail image.

11. My Account

You can freely search and browse throughout Safari without logging in at all. However, you must first log in
before you can access your account and other personalized features of Safari. Logging in to your account
allows you to:
•View your account status, including items on loan, items reserved, and any outstanding fines
•Renew items on loan
•Reserve items
•Submit reviews
•Save your search results for later in My Bookbag
You'll find the Login link in the upper-right of the Safari screen. Click it, and then the Login dialog will appear:

Enter the following information:
Patron ID (or full name) - Type your first and last name.
Password - Type in your password.
If you aren't sure about your password, then check with a library staff member. Click the Login button when you have entered your information.

Use Your Account
Once you have logged in, you can access your account and other personalized features of Safari:
•Account Status
See the materials you have checked out, any fines that you owe, and any reservations you have
made.
•Change Password
Change your account password.
•My Bookbag
Save your own personalized set of search results for later retrieval.

11.1 Account Status

To view the Account Status screen, first login to Safari, then click the My Account link in the upper-right
corner of the Safari screen. Here on the My Account page you'll find information about any outstanding fines
balance or credit, as well as sections showing your items On Loan and Reservations.

On Loan
The On Loan section shows a list of all items you currently have checked out. You can view the details of
any item in the On Loan list by clicking on the title link or thumbnail image. On the right side of the list,
you'll also see a color-coded status block for each item on loan:
•Green indicates that the item is not overdue
•Red indicates that the item is overdue.

If your library allows it, you may click the Renew button inside the status block to renew that particular
item. Keep in mind that your library may only allow a certain number of renewals, might not allow online
renewals, might not allow certain types of items to be renewed, or might not allow renewals at all.

Reservations
The Reservations section shows a list of all items you currently have reserved. You can view the details
of any item in the Reservations list by clicking on the title link or thumbnail image. On the right side of
the list, you'll also see a color-coded status block for each reserved item:
*Orange indicates that you are waiting for the next available copy to be returned to the library.
*Red indicates that a copy of your item is in the library and waiting for you to pick it up.

Click the Cancel Reservation button if you would like to cancel the reservation.

11.2 Change Password

To change your account password, first login to Safari with your existing password. Then, move your mouse
pointer over the My Account link in the upper-right of the Safari screen. Hold the pointer there for just a
moment, revealing the My Account menu:

Click Change Password from the menu, which will bring up Safari's Change Password dialog.

In order to change your password, you must first type in your current password, then your new password
twice (in order to confirm it). Note that your password must be at least 4 characters long, containing letters
and/or numbers. Any letters in your password are not case-sensitive. Finally, click the Change Password
button to complete the action

11.3 My Bookbag

Safari's Bookbag is a handy feature that enables you to save items for later. To ensure that your bookbag is
saved for future retrieval, you should first login to Safari. However, even if you don't login first, you can still
save items to My Bookbag, but you won't be able to retrieve them later unless you login.

Add or Remove Items

As you search and browse materials in Safari, just click the Add to Bookbag button whenever you find something that you'd like to save for later.
The item will be added to your personal bookbag, which you can access by clicking the My Bookbag link
in the upper-right of the Safari screen.
You can also save all of the items from a search to your bookbag. To do this, first perform a search.
Then, move your mouse pointer over the My Bookbag link in the upper-right corner of the Safari screen.
The My Bookbag menu will then appear. Just click Add All to Bookbag from the menu, and then all of
the items from your search will be saved to your bookbag.

To remove an item from your bookbag, click the Remove from Bookbag button.

Viewing My Bookbag
At any time you can view the contents of your bookbag by clicking the My Bookbag link in the upper-right
corner of the Safari screen. Viewing your bookbag works in just the same way as viewing any search
results list. See section 3, Search Results, for more information on using this feature.
My Bookbag Menu
Move your mouse pointer over the My Bookbag link in the upper-right corner of the Safari screen. The
My Bookbag menu will then appear, showing various options for managing your bookbag:
Show Bookbag - Click this option to show the contents of your bookbag. Clicking the My Bookbag
link actually performs the same function.
Add All to Bookbag - This option will appear when you are viewing any search results list. Click it
to add all items from the search to your bookbag.
Empty Bookbag - Click this option to remove all items from your bookbag.