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Do not use complete sentences in the search box. Only include the important keywords.

Here are several examples of what you would type into the search box:

  • biotechnology
  • "universal health coverage"
  • suicide rates
  • Finland AND suicide prevention
  • poverty AND healthcare AND India

If you do not find what you are looking for, ask a librarian!

Advanced Search

Use the advanced search options page if you want to limit your search results before seeing the full list of items on a particular topic.

Summon Advanced Search Options Page

Summon Tutorial

Summon is a tool that allows you to search many (but not all) of PCC Library's databases at once. Complete the interactive video tutorial below to learn how to perform a basic search and use the filters. 

Online Access

Paw: Indicates that a password is needed to access the resource from off campus.The username and password to access databases is the same as what you use to log in to myPittCC and Moodle. The username is your entire myPittCC email address (jdstudent000@my.pittcc.edu). 

Community logins are available to Pitt County residents with PCC library cards and others who are enrolled in or are affiliated with PCC programs and continuing education courses. Scroll down and look for the "Community Login" section.