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BIOL 2401 / 2402 TR: Find Books

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.

Tip: Put phrases and concepts in quotation marks to get more precise results.  

For example:

  • "traumatic brain injury"
  • "acute disseminated encephalomyelitis"

To limit your search by format, title, or author, use the Advanced Search.

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 on the library website, select "In the Library" for print books or "Ebooks" to search for electronic books that you can access on your device.
  • Type the keywords that best describe your topic.
  • Don't try to make your search a complete sentence or a question; just use keywords only.

screenshot of search results with yellow boxes to call attention to filter options

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.
  • Filters can help you remove search results that are not relevant or current for your topic. For example, a fictional story about a character with a brain injury is not relevant to academic research on the topic.

screenshot of book details; the selected book is available online and in print via curbside pickup

Search Tip 3 - Know Your Options

  • Search results will indicate the format for each item. Check for availability underneath each item title.
  • Ebooks are viewable by selecting the "Available Online" link.
  • Items in any library's circulating collection may be requested for curbside pickup at any other campus location. 

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