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English1A Booth: Books

Research guide for Dr. Booth's English 1A class

Finding a Book in the Library

Finding a Book in the Library

Using One Search allows you to search for books, eBooks, articles, media and more.

1) Type your subject or title into the provided box. The initial search results include both print and electronic items. 

To find PRINT books in the library, click the Location link on the left side bar.

  • Books and other items (Books on CD and DVDs) that are in the Main Collection can be checked out for three weeks.
  • Books in the Reference Collection and Topics Table are to be used in the library.
  • The Display Case may include circulating and non-circulating items. Check with the Reference Librarian for assistance.

Select Main Collection. Click on the title to retrieve the Call Number and the availability.

  • Note that some of the items are available in multiple versions, print and online.
  • Not available indicates the book may be checked out. 

screenshot for a search on obesity shows it is available in print and online

Write down the call number and find the two letter combination on the shelves:

            (A-HT 2nd floor, HV-Z and Oversize 3rd floor)

book not available screenshot

Still can't find it? Come to the reference desk to ask the librarian for assistance. 

Checking Out Books in the Library

You will need your student ID number (900 number) to check out library materials. Simply take your materials to the circulation desk (pictured above) for checkout. 

Accessing eBooks

All eBooks that come up in your search results will be noted with Available Online. 

Type your subject or title into the provided box. The search results include both print and electronic items.

To limit your search results to Books only, click on the Resource Type link on the left side bar and choose Books.

Select the title by clicking on the title or the Available Online link. You will be taken to the complete record. The display record includes a link to the full text and detailed information about the item.

ebooks result from NetLibrary

In this example, to open the book, click on the NetLibrary, Inc. link and you will access the digital content for the item. (Note: if you are accessing this title from off-campus, you will be prompted to login to your MyVCCCD account). To access a specific chapter simply click on the chapter's title. To access the entire book, click on the PDF Full Text.

Ebsco ebook detailed record pdf full text full download on obesity

table of contents of an Ebsco ebook

                       

 

eBook Access Tips & Tricks

  1. Use the email feature to email yourself a specific chapter of an eBook that you are using. The chapter will show up in your email as a PDF file. 
  2. You may print 30-60 pages from an eBook by using the print feature. 
  3. Some eBooks can only be opened by one person at a time. If you open this book on a school computer, and then try to access it again on your laptop, it will tell you it is "in use" and cannot be opened. If the book you are wanting is "in use" please check back in about 30-60 minutes, to allow for check-in time.