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ENGL 002-Strategy Based Reading II- Sweeney: Books

Fall 2020

Begin Your Research Here

Begin your research here.

Recommended number of keywords: 1-2

Search the HACC catalog for books  

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Keyword Ideas

Try combining one of the words on the left with a word on the right.

Emotional Intelligence

Beneficial Habits

Physical Health

Learning

Social Media Addiction

Stress Management

Happiness

Critical Thinking

Soft Skills

College

Higher Education

Workplace

Employment

Job

Career

Success

Students

Student Success

Choose simple but clear keywords and connect them with boolean language (AND, OR, NOT)

AND Searches for places where both keywords appear together
OR Searches for either of the keywords. They might be together or they might not.
NOT Searches for places where the first keyword appears without the second.

Examples:

  • Stress AND College
  • Emotional Intelligence AND Student Success

Using the Library of Congress Call Number System

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Here are a few basic principles to help you understand how to use the call number to find a book on the shelf:

  • Letters are always alphabetical by the first letter, then the second letter.
  • When it comes to letters, nothing comes before something. This means that call numbers starting with D come before DA, DB, and DC 
  • Numbers before the decimal (typically the first line) are "whole" numbers, meaning that DA397 is read as "D A Three hundred and ninety-seven" and comes after DA396 and before DA398.
  • Any numbers after the decimal are read as being in the tenths, hundredths, and thousandths place. This means that DA397.S3876 could come immediately before DA397.S4
  • Decimals that do not have a letter are part of the first line and come after the call numbers without decimals. This means that DA397.S3876 is before DA397.28 S3876
This table shows how the call number is displayed both on the spine of the book as well as how it is arranged on the shelf.
Order on Shelf First Second Third Fourth Fifth Sixth
First Line H61 H61 H62 H62.3 H62.5 HA17
Second Line (post-decimal) .S4475 .S74 .K37 .C547 .U5 N354 .V64
Last Line (Year) 2010 2015 2019 2018 2010 2016