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Statistics: Find Books

Library Catalog - General

Use the library catalog search box and the eBook search boxes to find books and reference material. 

This interactive tutorial will walk you through the steps of using the library catalog. 

Library Materials & Loan Periods

Books 2 Weeks
Reference Books Library Use Only
Reserve Items 2 Hours - 2 Weeks
CDs & DVDs 3 Days - 2 Weeks

Library Catalog Settings

Keyword allows you to search while identifying the selected word(s) in the entire item description (title, contents, summary, and subject terms).

Browse takes you to the Library of Congress subject headings list.

Library Catalog Search Tips

  • When searching by title, omit the beginning terms from a title if they include: A, An, The.
  • When searching by author, type last name (space) first name.
  • Omit all punctuation and capitalization.
  • After performing a search, click on Search/Home to return to the main catalog home page.

Search the LAHC Library Catalog

Search for eBooks

Search EBSCO and the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) for eBooks:


eBooks are a great way to get information in a digital format! 

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For off campus access, use your student login.

Reference Books

Reference books are a great way to begin research and gather general information on a topic.