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El Paso Resources and Service Learning Agencies: Books and Videos

This LibGuide will help you learn about the El Paso Community, EPCC Library resources, and community resources

Example of Books about El Paso



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

When searching for a book on Classic Catalog, 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. On EDS there is a limiter on the bottom left for location.

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.)

Historic El Paso

El Paso Public Library - Carnegie Library - Built in 1902; Demolished 1968

(El Paso Public Library: Otis A. Aultman photo collection A5045)


Searching for Books and Videos

When you are ready to search for books, go to the following library webpage:

  1. Find the EBSCO Discover Search box
  2. Enter your words in the search box and click search.
  3. A listing of books and articles will be retrieved.
  4. You can narrow down your search using the limiters on the left side of the page.
  5. Look through the list and click on the title of the books you would like to see.
  6. When the book 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.

Click on the pull-down menu on the Books tab to learn how to search by Keyword, Subject, Title and Author.

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