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Higher Education: Print Books


Click on ECTC Library to search the book catalog for print books. Scroll down this page to get tips on searching or to view Selected Titles.  If you have any difficulties you chat with us online and let us help you find what you are looking for. If you are on campus, stop by the library - we can help you find specific books and also let you browse!

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Need Help Locating Book Titles?

If you need assistance with locating book titles please do not hesitate to ask for help. If you cannot visit the library during open hours use the following means of contacting us:

Searching For Print Books


Searching the Book Catalog

Every print book on our shelves has a corresponding book record in the catalog. Each record contains the title and subject headings. Subject headings are broad terms assigned to books. They tell you broadly what the book is about. Most book records also contain the table of contents and a brief overview of the book contents. These fields increase the number of relevant terms that can be picked up in a search.

When you enter search terms and hit SEARCH the catalog software cannot search within a physical book. It only searches on the contents of a book record. So you want to use broad keywords. Choose simple words or phrases, like DIVERSITY or ACTIVE LEARNING.  

If you want the most recent books, change Sort By Relevance to Sort by Newest. You can also use Advanced Search and use the date limiters.


Check out these great tutorials on locating books prepared by the ECTC Library Director

Locating Books

Selected Book Titles In Our Print Collection

More books on these and other topics may be found in our book catalog