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Humanities - HUM 1020 -- Plant City: More Books & eBooks

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Library Catalog Searching

Keyword Search Term 

Using a library online catalog to search for resources is very different than an online search engine, such as Google or Bing.  Here are some tips on developing keyword search terms:

  • Keep search terms to 1 to 3 words 
    • Example:  You need to research architecture styles during the Ottoman Empire era
      • Type the following into the keyword search term boxes:
        • arches AND Ottoman Empire

For more tips on how to use the HCC Online Catalog, see the Online Catalog: How to Locate Books in the Library page.  Check out the:

  • Key Features page which shows you how to find the FAQ
  • Video instruction page has a short video with step by step instructions 


Online Catalog for E-Books


The HCC Libraries Online Catalog have many options for material type to include e-books.  Each e-book is accessed through a Database platform that can also be searched like the online catalog.  Here are the recommended e-Book databases: