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GOVT 2306 TR Killingsworth: Find Books

Search for books in the library

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What is the best source to use for my research? 

  • Books are good for a broad overview, when you want to see how your topic is addressed at the national level, or when you want to see how it relates to other important issues.
  • Articles are good when your topic is somewhat narrow, fairly recent, or is in a subject where things change often. Articles may be found in state or local magazines and newspapers.


Ready to search the library catalog for resources? 

Use this search box to get started now!  Select "In The Library" to limit your results to books, e-books, and videos.  

Request a book from another campus

A book at any of the TCCD Libraries may be delivered to any other campus library by simply requesting it through our online catalog. Typically books are delivered within 1-3 days, and you will receive an email to your MyTCC email address when it is available.

  1. Locate the book you want in the Library Catalog.
  2. In the search results, click the title of the item to be borrowed.
  3. Under Item Locations, click Sign in (if you aren't already signed in.)
  4. Sign in using your WebAdvisor username and password.
  5. Once you are signed in, a Request option appears next to Campus Locations. Click Request.
  6. Choose your campus under Pickup Location. If your campus is not listed, then the item is already on your campus. You can simply go to your campus library and check it out!
  7. If you have a deadline, choose a date in the Not Needed After drop down list.
  8. Enter any comments for the librarians, if needed.
  9. Click the Request button.
  10. You will be notified via your MyTCC email when your item is ready to be picked up.

Reading call numbers


Most academic libraries use the Library of Congress (LC) classification system to organize their materials. Each item is labeled with an LC call number which acts like an address for the book. The call number indicates exactly where the book is located on the library shelves. Find the call number in parentheses immediately after the name of the library when looking at the information about a particular book.

screenshot of a book record featuring the call number and location