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Personal Finance and Financial Literacy: Finding Books and Media

Financial Literacy (Personal Finance) is taught in the Finance Department. However, every college student needs to take care of their own life.

Searching for personal finance or financial literacy using the Classic Catalog with Classic Search

Searching for

personal finance or financial literacy

using the Classic Catalog with Classic Search

You can search for books, movies, and music by using the library's Classic Catalog or Classic Search.  It supports a wider range of searching with ORing, truncation (using $ for roots or ? for embedded letters), proximity, and more.

Click on this button

to bring up the Advanced or Powersearch search interface:

Then copy and paste this search:

personal financ$ or financial litera$

into the subject box so it looks like this:

Next click on or press enter.

(The $ sign allows you to find every subject that starts with the letters before it.)

At the bottom of the screen, below are more options to choose from like library.

Quick Basic Search for Books and Media

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.

 

 

This box uses the SirsiDynix Enterprise Web Search with their brand of fuzzy logic and not Boolean logic.  No OR searching and no truncation is available in it.  See the Classic Catalog and Searching the Classic Catalog with Classic Search boxes for more complete searching.  See the Searching for Books and Media box for even more advanced searching options in WorldCat.

Searching for Books and Media

To search beyond basic AND/NOT and be able to drive your own searching by using more Boolean logic and functions such as:

truncation (of various kinds)

OR

proximity

is available for you.  (Off Campus or Outside of Network you will be prompted for your ACC eID.)

In addition to the search boxes you see, you may add rows.

You may also enter more advanced searches directly into the keyword box, such as:

environment* AND (pollut* OR chemi* OR toxic OR poison*)

The

  • AND
  • OR
  • NOT

operators must be capitalized for the search engine to understand your intention.

Be sure to check the Austin Community College box at the bottom of the Worldcat page from the Limit your search dropdown list:

For even more options for your searching

is available to you by clicking on the  button

inside OCLC Worldcat.   (Off Campus or Outside of Network you will be prompted for your ACC eID.)

From Limit availability to:

be sure to check the box before

Items in my library (TAC, Austin Community College):

The box at the bottom of the OCLC WorldCat Expert Search screen provides detailed search options you can use:

If you need help, contact me.

Search Strategy

Library Resources

Sometimes the Internet is not the best or fastest resource to use to get information. There are many excellent financial encyclopedias and dictionaries in the reference areas of campus libraries as well as books that can be borrowed from the library. There are also e-books that can be read online. Look for the ebooksymbol.

To search for books and videos on financial management, go to the library web search. You can search by call number (HD-HJ), to browse the collection online.

Financial-Related call numbers:

HD Industry
HF Commerce
HG Finance
HJ Public Finance
TX Home Economics
 

You can also search by keywords and phrases, such as personal finance, financial literacy, accounting, banks, banking, budgets, credit, debt, finance, finance, lending, stocks, etc. You can use such terms to search periodical indexes for magazine and journal articles or to search the Internet.

Remember that you can ask a reference librarian to assist you with your research, in person in the library, by telephone, or online.

Newer titles are arriving at the ACC libraries and will be added to this page.

Check back from time to time...

Some Useful Personal Finances and Financial Literacy Books--Online/Ebooks

Some helpful titles. More will be added to this list. Titles are in call number order:

Some Useful Personal Finances and Financial Literacy Books

Some helpful titles. More will be added to this list. Titles are in call number order:

Mostly Investing Titles

Online E-Books

Online, full-text Electronics books accessible from on or off campus

Downloading Ebooks (Electronics Books)

Finding Books - Tutorial

Finding e-Books - Online Tutorial

In this tutorial you will explore the role books play in research, how to find books, and how to access e-books.This module is designed to take about 10 minutes to complete and includes lots of examples and some interactive practice.

 

Recommend a Book or Video

RECOMMEND a book or video. Send me an email to recommend books or media for the Library to purchase for our collection:

lclement@austincc.edu


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