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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.


HACC Catalog Tutorial

Tips for Searching the Library Catalog

Tips for Searching the HACC Library Catalog

  • To find resources about a topic, you will want to search by keyword or subject
  • The default, or automatic, settings for the Catalog search are Everything and Keywords
    • ‚ÄčEverything includes materials housed at all the campuses
    • Everything includes some electronic resources as well as print materials
  • When searching the Catalog, try to limit your search to one or two keywords
  • After entering your initial search, use the options in the left column of the screen to narrow your results
    • Examples of how options for narrowing your results include by campus, publication date range, and source format
  • Books housed on other HACC campuses can be borrowed by using the Request It button. The book will be sent to your home campus where you can check it out and also return it when you are finished.