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ENG 1020 - Coughlan: Finding Books

Tips for Searching

  • Use keyword searching
  • Remember to use AND or OR
  • Avoid phrases


  • Kennedy and Oswald
  • Osama Bin Laden and Taliban
  • (Privacy or Security) and Invasion

Library Catalogs

Use Tri-C's online catalog to find books about your topic.

Use a Keyword search

 Example: kennedy and assassination

This will retrieve books that contain the both "Kennedy" and "assassination". 

Please note that the books may or may not be *about* President Kennedy's assassination.  It just could be that the record contained the name for another reason, like in the title, as the author, or table of contents.

Need more?  Then repeat these searches in OhioLINK.

Books may be requested from other campuses or university libraries free of charge. Use the request button or link. You will need your name, S number, and college.

Materials take 2-5 days to arrive, depending where in the state it is coming from. You will receive an email when it arrives.  There are no deliveries on Friday.

Pick books up at the 3rd floor circulation desk. Check your Library Account to see if they have arrived or call first (216-987-4292) before making a trip.


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