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Humanities: Finding Books

Search Strategies

Here are some examples of search strategies:

  • Renaissance

  • Americana

  • Contemporary art

  • Greek architecture

  • Mexican American Studies

ACC Libraries' Tutorials

Building Research Papers Tutorial
Finding Background Information Tutorial
Choosing a Topic Tutorial
Evaluating Information Tutorial
Demystifying Research Articles tutorial
Finding Articles Tutorial Link
Finding Books & Ebooks Tutorial
Academic Honesty Tutorial
Identifying Keywords Tutorial
Finding Scientific Information

Quick Search For Books

You can search for books, movies, and music by using the library's online catalog.

Type the keyword(s) in the box below, then press Enter or click the Search button.


Browse the Stacks

Materials in our libraries are shelved according to the Library of Congress Classification system.  You can browse the library catalog and the library stacks (shelves) with these call number ranges:

D -General History

D111-203 - Medieval history
D204-893 - Modern History

GV 1580 -1799.4 - Dance

M 1-5000 Music (collections of musical sources, collected works of individual composers, instrumental music, solo instruments, orchestra, band, and vocal music)

ML 1-3930 Literature on music (dictionaries, encyclopedias, history and criticism, biography, composition, types of music)

N - Fine Arts (books and media)

P- Language and Literature

If you cannot find material you need, please ask a librarian for assistance.  You can also search libraries worldwide through WorldCat.  Ask about interlibrary loan if you find a title you need at a distant library.

With your ACCeID, you can get a TexShare card at your campus library to borrow books from local member libraries.

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