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ENC1101/ENC1102 Plant City and MacDill: Online Catalog - How to Locate Books in the Library

This Library Guide (Research Guide) is to be utilized as a general resource for the English Composition (ENC) classes offered at HCC Plant City Campus.

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HCC Libraries Online Catalog

How do I find resources at the library?

The HCC Libraries Online Catalog is a search engine providing access to credible sources in a variety of formats: books, streaming videos, DVDs, journal, newspaper, magazine articles.  Begin your research in the Library Catalog keyword search box.

Library Catalog.  Once you have the catalog open, follow some simple steps to locate library resources for your research needs.

  1. Type in your keyword, for example, depression AND "mental health"Screenshot of Advanced Search keyword search term box with depression AND "mental health" as search terms.  Use quotation marks around multi-word search terms.







screenshot of filter results by from library catalog


Narrow your search parameters by using the Facets on the left under Filter Results By: Library Collection, Format, Publishing Date, Subject: Topic.



Key Features of the HCC Libraries Online Catalog

Screenshot of the HCC Libraries Online Catalog Home Page

You can check your HCC Library account for books placed on hold, renew your books for a later due date and access the online help which covers many topics such as search strategies, functions and features of the HCC Libraries Online Catalog.

screenshot of loans/renewals, requests, help buttons on the library catalog search page

eBook Access

There are many ways to access electronic books (eBooks) through the HCC Libraries Online Catalog System.  The following provides examples of what to look for in a catalog record to access an eBook.

screenshot of eBook icon and link for access from catalog record.


screenshot of Full Text PDF icon for accessing an eBook.

Online Library Catalog Video Tutorial

The video below will introduce you to the HCC Libraries Online system and includes;

  1. How to log-in through Canvas
  2. How to perform a keyword search
  3. How to navigate the results
  4. How to access resources found through the library catalog

NOTE: If you are prompted to sign-in use your:

  • HCC NET ID Password

Subject Guide

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