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Services and resources from Estelle M. Black Library
Last Updated: Aug 30, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Web Quests about Library

Find Books

How to Locate Sources in the Library

RVC Library Tour

How Do You Locate Library Resources?   

View a narrated presentation on accessing library resources.


Search the Library Catalog


Search Library Catalog

Look in SEARCH COMMANDS for sample
search terms to enter in Library catalog
Use the call number to find a book.
Example:  E 185  A31  2011


1   Phrase – enclose in quotation
     Example:   "student success" 

2   Boolean Operators (And, Or, Not) - link or
                 combine keywords. 
     “And” narrows your search by finding
      records that have both your 1st and 2nd
      Example:  "student success" AND college

     “Or” broadens your search by finding
      records that contain either your 1st
      keyword or 2nd keyword             
      Example: “student success” OR 

     “Not” excludes the second keyword from
      your search 
      Example:   "student success" NOT college

3   Truncation:  - the Question Mark (?) finds
      all words that have the same root. 
      Example:       success?        will find 
                    success, successes, successful


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