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Library Research Guides

Career Resources: Searching for Books

How to use the library to find resources on your career.

Searching for a Book

When you are ready to search for books on your Career, go to library homepage:

  1. Click on "Classic Catalog."  (
  2. You can search for books by Keyword, Subject, Title, or Author.
  3. Enter your words in the search box and click search.
  4. A listing of books will be retrieved.
  5. Look through the list and click on the title you would like to see.
  6. When the item you clicked on opens on the screen, you can see the title, author, publisher, and date it was published.
  7. You can also see the location, call number, and whether it is available at the library.
  8. If you would like to see the book, write down the call number and find it on the library shelf.
  9. You can check out books at your library with your validated student ID.
  10. Books check out for 3 weeks and videos check out for 1 week.

EBSCO Discovery Service

EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)

To search for books and articles at the same time, you can use the EBSCO Discovery Service.

  • Just put your search words in the search box.  You will get a listing or articles, books, eBooks, and videos all at the same time.
  • You may even get a research starter at the top of your page depending on the search you do.  This research starter provides you with background information on your topic to help you get started.

1. Go to library webpage:

2. Put your keywords in the search box.  Don’t put an entire sentence.  Just put a few words to start with and then add more words if needed.

3. Enter Keywords, then hit Search.  (If at home, click on the guest access at the top of the screen and log in to your MyEPCC account).

4. Limits:  On the left side, you can limit search to source type such as Books, eBooks, Scholarly Journals 

6. Click on the article or book you would like to view.

7.  If it is a print book it will give you the location and call number.

8.  If it is an electronic book it will give you a pdf file of the book that you can click and read.

9.  If it is an article, it will also give you a pdf of the article that you can click and read.  These you can save, print, or e-mail if you like.



Did you know that you can limit your search to a particular campus?

When searching for a book, look to the right of the search box.  There is a box that says "All Campuses."  Click on the down arrow on this box and select the campus you want to search. 

Did you know that you can request a book from another campus?

Just fill out a form at your campus library and it will be sent to your campus. (Takes a few days to arrive.)

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