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ENC 1102 - Bielecki (Ybor City): Start Here for All Topics!

Resources discussed and demonstrated during the library orientation.

Ybor City Library Search

Find Books, Articles, Media, & more:

If You Need to Find a Copy of a Literary Work

If a literary work is not in your textbook, before you go out and buy a copy try one or more of these options:

Some Search Strategies

eBooks, articles, and other online content require a log-in - refer to the Home/HCC ID info tab.

"Search Terms" are keywords and phrases (not a whole sentence) that describe your topic. The examples below are of some different ways you can use search terms to find sources:

  • "war of the worlds" wells
    • Title in "quotation marks" followed by author's last name.
      • Enclosing words that go together in quotation marks helps with phrase searching.
  • "war of the worlds" and wells and imperial*
    • Title of the work plus author's last name and topic keyword
      • The keyword truncated by the asterisk* picks up all forms of the word (imperialist, imperialism).
  • "british imperialism"
    • Topical keywords only.
    • Picks up material about the topic in general, not necessarily connected with a particular author or literary work.
  • wells, h.g.
    • Author's last name followed by a comma, and first name.
    • Lastname, Firstname search picks up material about the author's life and works in general.


If you're prompted to enter Log-In information, refer to the Home or HCC ID Info page.

You may find all that you need just by using the Library Search box.

There may be a big list of results.

You can also try smaller, more specific resources, e.g. article databases, or online reference sources. Those that are recommended for you are indicated in this guide.