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SWK 322: Human Behavior and Social Environment I: Books

This subject guide will assist you in finding books, journal articles, and websites, as well as assist you in developing your research skills using the recommended resources.

Accessing Books

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Library Hours? Is the library open during student breaks? 

What do I need to check out a library item?

How many books may I check out, and how long may I keep them?

What are daily overdue fines?

Non-payment of overdue items will result in the suspension of borrowing privileges and in the case of students, holds will be placed on their accounts that prevent registration and transcript requests.

Can anyone check out reference books, newspapers or magazines?

Are cell phones allowed in the Library?

Are students allowed to have food and drink in the Library?

How can I get an item the library does not have? 

I need a projector (or other AV equipment) for a presentation. Can I reserve one through the library? 

Searching for books

  • To find books by an author:
    type the author's name in the search box, select "author", and search
  • To find books about an author or a certain topic:
    type the author's name or topic in the search box, select "subject", and search
  • To find books available from other Montgomery area colleges at no charge:
    go to the catalog, enter your search term/s, select "Libraries Worldwide" from the menu, and search. Select the item you want and enter your zip code to determine proximity. 
  • Keep it simple!
  • Check your spelling! The catalog won't correct typos.
  • Write down call numbers and locations to find the book on the shelf.
  • Use quotation marks to search for phrases
     "raisin in the sun"
  • Use AND to narrow searches: records must contain both terms
     poetry AND criticism
  • Use OR to broaden searches: records can contain either term
     poetry OR poems
  • Use NOT to clarify searches: records cannot contain the term after NOT
     chopin NOT frederic
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