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Use AND, OR, or NOT

Combine keywords and phrases with Boolean operators:

  • drafting AND blueprints
  • green building design AND architecture

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Use quote marks to search for an exact phrase:

  • architecture AND "North Carolina"
  • "architectural design" AND "floor plans"

Get Articles from Other Libraries

article share iconIf PCC Library does not have a full-text article that you need, we can see if another library is able to provide it through our interlibrary loan (ILL) service. Just fill out the ILL form as completely as possible. Articles are typically e-mailed directly to you. 

Keep in mind...

  • Cost: FREE in most cases. If there is a charge we will contact you before making the request.
  • Allow 5-10 business days for processing and delivery.