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Finding Books, Videos & Course Reserves: Search Results

Learn how to find books, videos and more in the ACC library.

Anatomy of Search Results

Usually, your search will lead to a screen listing several titles - sometimes hundreds of titles - that match your words. These matches are presented in the form of a list, or a results list. Use the image at your right to help you understand your search results!

  1. This statement tells you how many records the system found that match your search terms. (TIP: there is a record in the system for every item the library owns).
  2. Click on the underlined title to learn more specific information about the item.
  3. This information tells you which campus libraries own that item. In this example, the Cypress Campus Library and the South Austin Campus Library own a copy of Chaplin: A Genius of the Cinema.
  4. This icon indicates the type of material. For example, the first item on this list is a book, which is indicated by the book icon. The next item is for a media item like a video or DVD.

TIP: In some cases, there may be only one match for your search. When this happens, you will go directly to the record for that item. See the next section for information on how to read a library item record.

Search Results


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