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Intro to Library Resources: Find Books

Accessing Books

E-Books
Limit Your Results

Tips

  • 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

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. 
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