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Why Use Reference Books?

  • They provide overviews of topics so you can familiarize yourself before attempting more in-depth research.
  • They provide definitions and quick facts related to a topic.
  • They identify keywords that you can use as possible search terms in the HACC Catalog and databases.
  • They recommend additional reputable resources that are related to your topic.

Online reference sources


HACC Library: Books and Media Catalog Search

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.


Catalog search tips

If you know exactly the resource you need, you can search by title or author for that book or other material.

If you searching for a book on a specific topic, start a search using words/phrases describing your topic.

Make sure you spell correctly, the catalog is very strict about spelling.

You can limit results by location and publication date.

Once you found a book you want, look at the Subject headings listed in the description, if you need more resources on your topic, use these terms to do a new search.