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ENG 111: Basic Research Resources

This Research Guide outlines information about topics relevant to beginning research.

Library Catalog Search

Search the library catalog to find books and other materials located at PCC Library.

 

Call Number & Location

Once you have found items in the library catalog that you would like to view, you will need to write down the call number and the location. A library staff member can help you locate the items.

Figure 1:  In the results list, the call number is located on the third line just under the author's name.  The location is the last piece of information mentioned on the bottom line.

Call Number Examples

  • R 690 .S727 2012
  • F Dek
  • 641.76 Sto

Location Examples

  • General Collection
  • Bestsellers
  • Fiction
  • Reference
  • Children's Resources

If you only find one item, or you have clicked on the title of an item in the results list, the call number and location will be found near the bottom of the screen.

Figure 2: Screen shot of an item record when only one item is found. The call number and location are now located near the bottom of the record.

Get Books from Other Libraries


Share Book IconIf PCC Library does not own a copy of a book that you need, we can see if another library is able to loan it to you through our interlibrary loan (ILL) service. Just fill out the ILL form as completely as possible. Once the book arrives, we will contact you so that you can pick it up. 

Keep in mind...

  • Cost: FREE!
  • Libraries do not usually purchase or loan textbooks. 
  • Allow 5-10 business days for processing and delivery.