MC3Lib-Research-2-FindBooks

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Tips on finding books and encyclopedias at the Libraries of Montgomery County Community College. Updated 5-28-14 by librarians Mary Beth Parkinson and Jerry Yarnetsky. Contact us at refdesk-at-mc3.edu

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MC3Lib-Research-2-FindBooks

  1. 1. MC3 Libraries Finding Books & subject encyclopedias
  2. 2. MC3 Libraries Click “Search Books & DVDs” on the front page of our website
  3. 3. MC3 Libraries Click the drop-down menu for title, author or subject searches. Click Advanced Search for more complicated searches. Need Help? Click Ask a Librarian!
  4. 4. MC3 Libraries Search Results B A D Each entry will have title, author and year of publication. Also… A • Link to the eBook or online video. B • Call number: Write down this number to find the item on our shelves. C • Library where the item is located. D • Icons quickly describe the items you’re finding. C
  5. 5. MC3 Libraries Item Details A B C Click an item title to see details on that item! A • Click these links to find related items — Item citation too! B • Do you need an item from a different MC3 library? Ask! We can get it for you! C • Click the Detailed Information tab for item summaries, subject tags and more!
  6. 6. MC3 Libraries This tab can provide a wealth of information... A • Contents: Many items have tables of contents and item descriptions. B • Subjects: Use these words or variations to find additional materials. Click the links for similar items. Tip: If a subject link does not result in additional items, try just the first part of the subject Detailed Information A B
  7. 7. MC3 Libraries Find a subject encyclopedia From library website, click “Advanced Search” under the Books tab. Select Type “Reference” and search by “subject” or “words or phrase” for your topic. You can find an online encyclopedia by selecting Type “eReference”
  8. 8. MC3 Libraries Need Help? Visit, Call, IM or Email Brendlinger Library (215) 641-6594 West Campus Library (610) 718-1864 IM a librarian refdesk@mc3.edu

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