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HIST 2301 TR McCambridge: Find Books and E-books

This guide will help you locate sources for the critical thinking reports in Mr. McCambridge's Texas History course.

TCC Catalog Search

TCC Catalog Search on the library homepage is the best tool to use to find books, e-books, and DVDs. Try your search here:



Select "In the Library" from the drop-down menu to limit your search to books, movies, and audiobooks that live in one of our TCC campus libraries. NOTE: While the library buildings are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most books, audiobooks, DVDs, and Blu-Ray discs are available through curbside/front door pickup

Select "Ebooks" from the drop-down menu if you'd prefer to get a list of electronic books that you can read online or download to your device.

Search Tips

screenshot of TCC catalog search box with keywords entered; text reads British colonies North America

Search Tip 1 - Keywords

  • In the TCC Catalog box, select "In the Library" for print books or "Ebooks" to search for electronic books that you can access on your device.
  • Type the key words that describe what you're looking for. Don't type a question in the search box. Just use the words that relate to your topic.

screenshot of search results with red box around Filter your results and availability

Search Tip 2 - Filter Your Results

  • Use the filters in the left-hand column to narrow down your results by resource type, date, and subject.
  • Check for availability underneath each item title. Items in any library's circulating collection may be requested for curbside pickup. E-books are viewable by selecting the "Available Online" link.

Record page for book titled Fighting For America; red box around link to e-book; red box around link to sign in to request physical book

Search Tip 3 - Know Your Options

Once you find a book that you want to look at more closely, locate the link to view the book online (for e-books), or sign in to request the book via curbside pickup (for print books).

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