COMM 111 Vinelli: Finding Books

Find Books, DVDs, and more

The Library search box is your starting point to find books, ebooks, DVDs, and other materials.

Getting a book from the PCC Library

If the book you want has a green dot and a message starting with Available at... then click on Availability & Request Options. If the book is available on your home campus, write down the location and call number. If the book is available from another campus, click on the Request link (you will need to login to see this link) and specify the campus to which you'd like the book to be sent. If the book is not available from PCC, you can order it from Summit.

Finding Books Using Subject Headings

Books are essential to researchers and often provide a strong overview of a topic. One strategy to find books on your topic is to use a keyword search to find relevant subjects. For example, I searched the keyword phrase college study skills in the PCC Library search box. The first result seemed very relevant, a book called Succeeding in College: Study Skills and Strategies. I clicked on the Item Details tab to view the subject headings you see below. Clicking on a subject heading will get me quickly to many more books on the same topic.