Books may be useful when...
You want focused, in-depth information about a subject. However, the depth to which a book covers your topic may vary.
NOTE: If you need general/background information about your topic, find a reference resource using the "Get Started" tab on the left. If your research topic is very current, try finding articles instead, as books will not have the most current information.
For locating books, e-books, and DVDs that are specific to your topic, it is important to utilize the Library Catalog for your search.
Search the Library Catalog by keyword, subject, author, or title.
Items from the library's PRINT collection are available from any of the PCC campus libraries. E-books provide another option that may be convenient, because digital resources are available to students 24/7. View this tutorial for directions using the catalog and placing a hold request.
Tips for locating e-books can be found in this video tutorial.
NOTE: In general, books about STEM topics can be found on the library shelves in the following sections:
Check the yellow shelf end caps or the blue "Find It" posters around the library for more specific information.
Tips for searching the catalog: