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Anthropology M07: Peoples and Cultures of the World.Vaughan: Find Books

Food and Cultures of the World


Finding a Book in the Library Catalog

Subject terms to consider: ethnographic research, ethnology for general books on the topic. Use your subject to find books on your topic and add the following terms: History, Culture, Social Conditions, Social Aspects.

  1. From the Library homepage, click the "Library Resources" button. Type your search terms into the box at the top of the screen.
  2. When you get your results, click on the "Locations" tab to retrieve the" Call Number" for a book, DVD, CD in the Library.
  3. Write down the call number and find the two-letter comibation on the shelves.

Still can't find it? Come to the reference desk and 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.


The library carries thousands of eBook titles that can be accessed remotely from any off-campus location. To access these ebooks from off campus, you will be prompted to login to your MyVCCCD account.

  • All eBooks that come up in your search results will be noted by the link that reads, "Online Access."
  • 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. 
  • You may print up to 60 pages from the EBSCO eBook collection.  
  • EBSCO eBooks are one copy per user. They can only be opened by one person at a time. If the book you need is "in use" please check back in about 30-60 minutes, to allow for check-in time.

Ethnographic Research

Tutorial: How to Find a Book