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Introduction to Research

HACC Library: Books and Media Catalog Search (Opens in New Page)

The HACC Library: Books and Media catalog is a searchable database of books, periodical titles, and audio-visual material available at Harrisburg Area Community College.


EBooks @ HACC

eBooks on EBSCOhost

eBook collection covering a wide range of subjects.


Popular fiction, nonfiction, and audios titles to borrow for use on your electronic device. Check out for two weeks.

Why use books?

Books are excellent sources for information such as:      

• in-depth coverage of a subject        

• history and chronology      

• overview of a big topic        

• background information          

• bibliographies of additional sources. 

A book doesn't need to be read cover-to-cover to be used for research!

See below for our largest ebook collections:


Kindle and physical books"Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators." - Stephen Fry